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LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873), and Charles LIVINGSTONE (1821-1873). Narrative of an expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries; and of the discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. London: W. Clowes & Sons for John Murray, 1865.
8° (223 x 140mm). 32pp. publisher's advertisements dated January 1865. Title with wood-engraved vignette, folding wood-engraved frontispiece and 12 plates (5 after Thomas Baines), folding map with route marked by hand in red, 22 wood-engraved illustrations. (The map cleanly torn in half, title detached.) Original purple cloth, blocked in gilt and blind (spine soiled and chipped at head and foot, lower joint slightly split). Provenance: David Hutcheson (author's presentation inscription 'To David Hutcheson Esqr. With the Author's Compts.').
AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Livingstone's second book describes the expedition which set out with the intention of exposing the Portuguese slave traders, and of finding the means of establishing a settlement for missions and commerce near the head of the Rovuma. David Hutcheson may be the Scottish joint-owner of the D. & A. Hutcheson shipping line which ran steamers between the Clyde and Liverpool, and later northwards as far as Lochinvar: he would have been a figure of some influence in both Glasgow and Liverpool. Lloyd & Lashbrook 2a; Mendelssohn I, p. 915.
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