Lot 509: How I Found Livingstone, 1872

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Lot 509: Author: Stanley, Henry M.; Title: How I found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa: Including an Account of Four Months' Residence with Dr. Livingstone; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.; Date Published: 1872; Description: xxiii, 736, [8] ad pp. Woodcut portrait of Stanley as frontispiece with tissue-guard; many wood engraved plates and illustrations within text; 6 maps, 4 of them folding. 23x13.5 cm (9x5½"), green cloth, gilt-decorated cover and spine.The account Stanley's momentous first expedition to Africa in search of the peripatetic Livingstone. Condition: Rubbing and general edge wear to covers, some fraying at edges and spine, area of discoloration on the top corner of cover; some damp stains and slight wrinkling at bottom of pages and back endpapers, small tears to some of the maps where they are attached to book; else very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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