Life & Travels of Mungo Park 1840 Scottish Explorer Niger River Africa bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Exploration, Africa, Mungo Park, Niger River, Guinea River).
The Life and Travels of Mungo Park, with the Account of his Death from the Journal of Isaaco, The Substance of Later Discoveries, Relative to his Lamented Fate and the Termination of the Niger.
Published 1840, New York by Harper and Brothers.
248 pages. Text in English. Woodcut to title page.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label. Rubbing on front and rear joints, boards scuffed, leather remains supple. Text block sound with moderate to heavy toning and scattered small spotting. Remnants of old paper spine label, , old library book plate to front pastedown.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6" H x 3 7/8" W.