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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

£100.00

Product description

Undated but was originally published in 1799, there is a small owner name in the top right corner of the first free endpaper dated 1838. Original green cloth hard covers with gilt titles on the spine which is slightly discoloured. Bumping and wear at the corners of the boards, also at the top and base of the spine with a short 2cm tear in the cloth at the top of the rear hinge, a tear in the cloth Across the spine just below the title and a further 0.5cm tear in the cloth in the lower half of the rear hinge. On the first free endpaper are three tiny blue diamond shaped stickers which read in succession, in very small gilt script, a Happy New Year to you, with compliments, a Merry Christmas. The first free endpaper and frontispiece are attached by only about a quarter of their length to the front board. The frontispiece, title page and dedication page are foxed. The front board and first two pages are detached from the text block before the title page but the board is still completely attached to the spine cloth. The page edges are untrimmed all round. The rear pastedown and final free endpaper are foxed and there is a short crack in the rear hinge for the lower 3cm. Apart from the name at the front there are no other inscriptions. The binding of the text block is tight. Frontispiece illustration is Ali’s Tent at the Camp of Benowm. The plates "The Lotus", “View of Kamalia”, and “View of the Bridge over the Ba-Fing or Black River” are bound in after the titles & the Negro-Song - not as per the directions for placing the plates below The Negro Song. Illustrations are by Rennell. Mungo Park’s journal drawn up from original minutes and notices made in the field during his journeys to Africa in 1795, 1796 and 1797.

Item details

Added value:
Very early copy of this classic work
Author(s):
Park, Mungo
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
c1800
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
424
Publisher:
Isaac, Tuckey and Co

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Undated but was originally published in 1799, there is a small owner name in the top right corner of the first free endpaper dated 1838. Original green cloth hard covers with gilt titles on the spine which is slightly discoloured. Bumping and wear at the corners of the boards, also at the top and base of the spine with a short 2cm tear in the cloth at the top of the rear hinge, a tear in the cloth Across the spine just below the title and a further 0.5cm tear in the cloth in the lower half of the rear hinge. On the first free endpaper are three tiny blue diamond shaped stickers which read in succession, in very small gilt script, a Happy New Year to you, with compliments, a Merry Christmas. The first free endpaper and frontispiece are attached by only about a quarter of their length to the front board. The frontispiece, title page and dedication page are foxed. The front board and first two pages are detached from the text block before the title page but the board is still completely attached to the spine cloth. The page edges are untrimmed all round. The rear pastedown and final free endpaper are foxed and there is a short crack in the rear hinge for the lower 3cm. Apart from the name at the front there are no other inscriptions. The binding of the text block is tight. Frontispiece illustration is Ali’s Tent at the Camp of Benowm. The plates "The Lotus", “View of Kamalia”, and “View of the Bridge over the Ba-Fing or Black River” are bound in after the titles & the Negro-Song - not as per the directions for placing the plates below The Negro Song. Illustrations are by Rennell. Mungo Park’s journal drawn up from original minutes and notices made in the field during his journeys to Africa in 1795, 1796 and 1797.

Added value:
Very early copy of this classic work
Author(s):
Park, Mungo
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
c1800
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
424
Publisher:
Isaac, Tuckey and Co

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