From the blurb;
"DAVID LIVINGSTON (1813 - 1873) was born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, of humble parents. He graduated in medicine and went to Africa in 1840 in connection with the London Missionary Society. From then till 1852 he worked as a missionary, but did also extensive exploration, and in 1853 - 54 crossed Africa from West to East, enduring incredible hardships. He was the first European to accomplish this feat. He returned to Britain next year to find himself a national hero.
Thereafter he devoted his life to fight the brutal Slave Traffic that was then devastating the country, and as leader of the Zambesi Expedition in 1858-64 and as a lone traveller in search of the sources of the Nile, from 1865 to 1873, he did perhaps more than any other to cure this "open sore of the world." He died, a martyr of duty, in Central Africa in 1873.
He wrote three books, "Missionary Travel, "The Zambesi and its Tributaries" and "Last Journals"."
Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes dust-jacket in very good condition. It does have a small inscription on the front flyleaf. It has a fold-out map of Livingston`s routes.