Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). XV, , 319, pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over gilt-, blue-, dark blue-, and olive-stamped cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece. Title page in red and black lettering.
Splendidly illustrated throughout with 111 b/w photographic reproductions, this book documents the author's journey from Lake Victoria (Uganda) to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) in the early 1920s.
Author, photographer, lecturer and collector of photographs, Frank George Carpenter (1855-1924) was a writer of standard geography textbooks. His series of books called "Carpenter's World Travels" were extremely popular between 1915 and 1930.
Dust-jacket partly rubbed and creased along edges. Previous owner's Ex-libris on inside of front free endpaper (George Lawrence Stimson). Dust-jacket in overall good to good+, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42211