Dr. Livingstone South African Explorer 1874 profusely illustrated travel bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Africa, African Exploration, Dr. Livingstone, Henry Stanley, Illustrated Books).
The Life-History of Doctor Livingstone, the Great Explorer, Including His Extensive Travels and Discoveries in South and Central Africa, as Detailed in His Diary, Reports, and Letters; Together With Explorations of Barth, Bajer, Speke, Du Chailu, and Others, and a Full Account of the Herald-Stanley Expedition, with a Biographed Sketch of Henry M. Stanley, Esq. Special Correspondent of the New York Herald, To Which is Added a Graphic Narrative of Livingstone's Death in the Wilds of Africa, the Return of His Remains to England, Their Burial in Westminster Abbey, and His Last Letters to His Friends.
Published 1874, Philadelphia by John E. Potter and Company.
482 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Publisher's 12 pp. catalog at rear.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt tile lettering, embossed cover decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, cloth stained and discolored especially on rear cover, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 1/2" W.