New York: Hurst & Co., 1881. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 x 6 1/4"). VIII, 496pp. Original gilt- and black-stamped olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine, and black lettering to front cover. Decorative endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of David Livingstone.
Illustrated with numerous full-page and in-text engravings, as well as a large folded map, this work is a record of explorations in Africa from the time of the Phoenicians to the death of Livingstone. Chapters include: Recent Explorations; Barth, Overweg, and Richardson; Livingstone's earlier Journeys, His journeys across Africa, His discovery of Lake Nyassa, His last journeys and death; Anderson's and Magyar's explorations in South Africa; Du Cahillu's explorations in Equatorial Africa; Thomson's Journey in Eastern Africa; Serval's Travels on the Ogowai; a chapter on Burton and Speke, and Speke and Grant. Also chapters on: Sir Samuel Baker; Schweinfurth; Missions in Africa; Sir Bartle Frere's Mission to Zanzibar; Moffat the Missionary; etc.
Moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Front free endpaper inscribed by previous owner ("This book belongs to Howard Tuttle Jr."). Large folded map with two closed tears. Binding in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #42239