Scenes of Travel and Adventure in Central Africa

By: Anon (Mungo Park and Others?)

Price: £50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In the original publishers Light Brown cloth covered boards with blind stamped decoration to the front and rear covers, but with quite bright gilt titling/decoration/illustration to the spine. All corners and the head/tail of the spine are 'bumped/rubbed, with a small split to the cloth either side of the top and bottom of the spine. There is a fading (? Ink ? ) blotch (about 1.5 cms) to the bottom half of the front cover. Overall the covers are quite clean and it is an attractive little book. All edges gilt. Internally it lacks the first, plain yellow, free endpaper, and there are No Inscriptions. The front inner hinge has sprung. The text/guttering has some grubby marks/thumbing/spotting, and a centimetre round brown spot running through the blank margin from pp 45-55. Otherwise the text is clean and bright - Overall. Illustrated with a tissue guarded b/w Frontispiece and an engraved Title page with a b/w vignette. There is also a separate printed Title page. 5 other tissue guarded b/w plates. The heavier duty paper all the plates/engravings are on has browned quite heavily, but mainly on the blank reverse and the blank edges - the small tissue guards have done their jobs pretty well protecting the images - but for full protection they should have been bigger! ! . 447 pp. Contents include chapters such as : - 'Progress of African Discovery'; 'The Trade between Europe and the natives of Africa'; 'Observation on the Native Tribes'; 'Privations and ill treatment of Park' (Mungo Park) ; 'Oppression and cruelty of the Moors'; 'Occurences during the Author's confinement at Benowm'; 'Discovery of the Niger'; 'Kindness of the Mansa of Sibidooloo'; 'Observations on Slavery in Africa'; 'The Trade in Gold dust and Ivory'; 'Travels of Horneman, Nicholls, Roentgen and Adams'; 'Laing & Caillie'; etc, etc. Probably some sort of reprint/pirate edition of Mungo Park's 'Travels in the interior districts of Africa'. (Attributed to Mungo Park cf OCLC. ) but with additions and other African Travels added in? . Overall the book is a little better than it sounds - it is generally clean and an attractive little copy - but with some faults as noted above. See Images. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall

Title: Scenes of Travel and Adventure in Central Africa

Author Name: Anon (Mungo Park and Others?)

Categories: Foreign Travel. Exploration, Middle East/Egypt, History & Politics. Churchill, Anthropology. Genealogy, Africa . S. Africa,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1851

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 110684

Keywords: Scenes Of Travel And Adventure In Central Africa; Mungo Park; Progress Of African Discovery'; 'the Trade Between Europe And The Natives Of Africa'; 'observation On The Native Tribes'; Privations And Ill Treatment Of Park (mungo Park); Oppression And Cruelty Of The Moors; Occurences During The Author's Confinement At Benowm'; 'discovery Of The Niger'; 'kindness Of The Mansa Of Sibidooloo'; 'observations On Slavery In Africa'; 'the Trade In Gold Dust And Ivory; Travels Of Horneman, Nicholls, Roentgen And Adams'; 'laing & Caillie'; Lander; Travels In Africa;