24 September 2002
JOHN LEYDEN (1775-1811) AND HUGH MURRAY (1779-1846)
Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa by the late John Leyden ... enlarged and completed to the present time by Hugh Murray. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. 2 volumes, 8° (215 x 132mm). 6 engraved maps, 3 folding. (Dampstain affecting the frontispiece map of Africa and title and preliminaries to vol. I.) Mid 19th-century green morocco (heavily rubbed), gilt edges. Provenance: Benjamin Gold, Armley House (bookplate). FIRST JOINT EDITION, forming an essential reference to early African exploration. The basis of the work was Leyden's Historical and Philosophical Sketch of the Discoveries and Settlements of Europeans in Northern and Western Africa, at the close of the Eighteenth Century (Edinburgh, 1799).
J.W. NORIE. A Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation ... twenty-first (stereotype) edition. London: C. Wilson, 1877. 8° (217 x 132mm). Engraved frontispiece and 7 plates. (some soiling of tables.) Contemporary sheep, red speckled edges (upper cover with small scuff mark). Twenty-first edition. A few annotations in Stanley's hand marking the position of Boma, and several sextant readings (3)
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