• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

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    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    DENHAM, Dixon (1786-1828), Hugh CLAPPERTON and Walter OUDNEY. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822-1824 ... second edition. London: John Murray, 1826. 2 vols., 8° (210 x 129mm), 12 engraved plates, one coloured, 3 maps, one folding and 2 double-page. (Offsetting to titles, spotting to plates and occasionally to text, coloured plate with marginal stain.) Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges (rubbed, slight staining to upper cover of vol. II). Provenance: Nicholas Toke (armorial bookplate). Denham travelled across the Sahara to Bornu with his two co-authors. His book 'provided a wealth of new material on the African interior' but the estrangement between Denham and Clapperton meant that it read 'as though Denham was travelling alone'. Howgego Exploration 1800 to 1850, D-18.

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    DENHAM, Dixon (1786-1828), Hugh CLAPPERTON and Walter OUDNEY. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822-1824 ... second edition. London: John Murray, 1826. 2 vols., 8° (210 x 129mm), 12 engraved plates, one coloured, 3 maps, one folding and 2 double-page. (Offsetting to titles, spotting to plates and occasionally to text, coloured plate with marginal stain.) Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges (rubbed, slight staining to upper cover of vol. II). Provenance: Nicholas Toke (armorial bookplate). Denham travelled across the Sahara to Bornu with his two co-authors. His book 'provided a wealth of new material on the African interior' but the estrangement between Denham and Clapperton meant that it read 'as though Denham was travelling alone'. Howgego Exploration 1800 to 1850, D-18.

    HALLS, J.J. The Life and Correspondence of Henry Salt ... second edition. London: Richard Bentley, 1834. 2 vols., 8° (218 x 128mm), engraved frontispiece portraits. (Both portraits and title to vol. I browned, heavy intermittent spotting and browning, mainly at margins, without half-titles.) Later half calf (rubbed). Henry Salt (1780-1827) served as British consul-general to Egypt from 1816 to his death, and in that time formed three major archaeological collections. Howgego S-6. (4)


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