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Africana - Exploration and Discovery

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Africana - Exploration and Discovery

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The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LLD - carefully compiled from reliable sources
1 The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LLD - carefully compiled from reliable sources
John G Murdoch, Holborn, London 1870 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
973 pages (complete). A venerable copy. The book has all the ponderous Victorian dignity and presence of a lectern bible : it has a thick stamped leathered boards. It is heavy, large. The boards have decorations and titling in gilt. The boards are much scuffed, worn and marked from age, handling and shelving. They are supremely confident, secure and sure. The page trims are gilded (worn and dusty). Within, the contents have all the consequences of age and ownership. The pages have foxing, age marks. There are some patches of residue on the frontispage. The pages are far from austere in their stature. They are certain, confident, dutiful, clean and clear, convivial, benevolent in attitude and production, proud, tidy. Please note that due to the weight of this gratifying book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges will be required. fk 
Price: 104.50 USD
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The Story of Africa and its Explorers - 4 volumes, Brown, Robert
2 Brown, Robert The Story of Africa and its Explorers - 4 volumes
Cassell and Company, Ltd 1892 Special Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
Four volumes (complete). Special subscribers edition. A sure and comfortable set. Volume 1: The Guinea Traders, The Corsairs of Africa, The Tale of Timbuctoo, The Niger. 312 pages (complete). A passive copy. The boards have storage marks and wear, fading. The contents are tanned from age. Nonetheless, they are tight, comfortable, clear, benign. Volume II: The River of Egypt, The Great Lakes, Across the Continent, The Congo. A mildly worn copy. The boards are sound, scuffed. The contents have user wear, tanning. The pages are clear, companionable. Volume III: The Last of a Long Tale, The Sahara, The Missionaries, The Hunters, The International Explorers. A contented, amiable copy. The boards are steady and sound. The contents are mildly aged. They have some light tanning. The pages are tight, assured, agreeable throughout. Volume IV (pub 1895): Europe in Africa, Colonies and Colonists, The Scramble for an Empire, A Continent Under Companies, The Contest for South Africa. A contented, affably aging copy. The boards are steady, a little worn about. The contents are confident, contented, proud, a little tanned. fk 
Price: 342.00 USD
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3 Mauch, Karl ; Bernhard, F O (Transl, Ed) Karl Mauch: African Explorer
C Struik Publishers, Cape Town and Johannesburg 1971 0869770020 / 9780869770023 Limited Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
247 pages (complete). Numbered 199 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. A genial copy. The dustjacket has wear about all edges and seams. There is some light scuffing, very light marking. The dj is vibrant, healthy. The boards are smart and steady and sound. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the translator). The contents are tight, clean, clear, eager, confident, hale and assured. fk 
Price: 52.25 USD
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