Sale 20JJ02 | Lot 44

BURTON, RICHARD [FRANCIS] The Lake Regions of Central Africa, a Picture of Exploration...

Catalogue: Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books
BURTON, RICHARD [FRANCIS]  The Lake Regions of Central Africa, a Picture of Exploration...

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Lot 44
BURTON, RICHARD [FRANCIS] The Lake Regions of Central Africa, a Picture of Exploration...
London: Longman, Green, et al, 1860. First edition. Two volumes, original publisher's brick red cloth gilt (the second-issue binding). 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (22 x 14 cm); xvi, [2], 412; vi, [2], 408 pp.; twelve chromoxylographic plates, one folding map hand-tinted in blue and green (at the end of the second volume). Spines darkened, some wear, slight speckling to cloth. Internally, a bit shaken, some leaves a little roughly opened, some foxing to plates, in all a good copy.
An important account of the region, and the first public airing (see the preface) of Burton's quarrel with Speke, with whom he had undertaken the journey. Abbey Travel 275; Casada 42; Penzer p. 65-66; together with A Glance at the "Passion-Play." London: W.H. Harrison, 1881. First edition. Publisher' red cloth, dark gray endpapers, all edges gilt. 7 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches (18 x 12 cm); 168 pp.; frontispiece engraving; 2 plans in text. Minor soiling, spine a trifle faded. Penzer, p. 106.


C From the Collection of Quentin Keynes; Gift to his American doctor

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Sold for $1,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $700 - $1,000
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Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books

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