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22 September 2004
THOMSON, Joseph. To the Central African Lakes and Back ... Second edition, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1881. 2 volumes, 8° (190 x 125mm). Half titles, 2 mounted photographic portraits, 2 folding maps printed in colours. (Some light spotting.) Original brown pictorial cloth gilt. Provenance: Henry L. Jost, Jr. (book label).
With 8 other works of related interest in 9 volumes including another set of the above work in modern morocco-backed boards, Robert Huish's The Travels of Richard and John Lander, into the Interior of Africa, for the Discovery of the Course and Termination of the Niger (London, 1841), Charles John Andersson's Lake Ngami (New York, 1856), the same author's The Okavango River (New York, 1861), E. D. Young's Nyassa; a Journal of Adventures whilst Exploring Lake Nyassa ... and Establishing the Settlement of "Livingstonia" (London, 1877, revised edition) and Henry Colvile's The Land of the Nile Springs (London, 1895, contemporary green half morocco). (12)
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Please note there are 11 volumes in this lot and not 12 as stated in the catalogue.
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