Lot 503: Speke's Discovery of the Source of the Nile

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Lot 503: Author: Speke, John Hanning; Title: Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile; Place Published: Edinburgh; Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons; Date Published: 1964; Description: xxxi, 658 pp. With two steel-engraved portrait plates, including the frontispiece, numerous wood-engraved plates & illustrations, and one folding map. (8vo) period straight grain calf, decorated in gilt, morocco label and raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers and edges. Second Edition.Speke's account of his third expedition to Africa, accompanied by James Augustus Grant, when he attempted once and for all to establish the source of the Nile River as Lake Victoria. Condition: Some wear and tear to binding; front hinge cracked, foxing to endpapers, a tiny bit of foxing to a few other pages, two small stub tears to map; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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