Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the river Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. David LIVINGSTONE.

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the river Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

London: John Murray, 1857. First edition, later issue, 8vo, (x), 688, 8 advertisement pp. Portrait plate, folding engraved frontispiece and 23 wood engraved plates, plus 2 folding maps - one in a pocket inside the lower cover, 19 engravings in the text, foxing to the portrait only. Original gilt titled blind stamped cloth, recased with some mild wear to the spine ends. Covering the first of Livingstone's 3 major expeditions, in which he followed the Zambesi river, discovering the Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east. "Livingstone's services to African geography... are almost unequalled... he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before." (Printing and the Mind of Man 341). Abbey, Travel, 347. Item #28651

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