Lot 380: Travels and Discoveries, Henry Barth First American Edition

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Lot 380: Author: Barth, Henry; Title: Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition, Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.'s Government, in the Years 1849-1855; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Harper & Brothers; Date Published: 1857; Description: 657; 709 + 2 ad; 800 pp. profusely illustrated with frontispieces, plates and text illustrations and a fold out color map of Africa. 23.5x14 cm (9 ¼x5½"), publisher's brown cloth with spear-like stamping, gilt lettering on spine. First American Edition.One of the most important works on African exploration. Barth was attached to the British expedition to Central Africa led by James Richardson. Following Richardson's death in 1851, Barth completed the expedition. Condition: Rubbing to edges of cloth, fading to spine lettering, slight fraying at head and heel of spines, some discoloration at spine head of volume 3; small bookplates affixed to front paste-down pages, scattered foxing throughout, occasional damp stains at page edges; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $600-900
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