Lot 72: Burton (Richard F.)

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2015-10-06 14:39:52

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Lot 72: Burton (Richard F.). The Lake Regions of Central Africa. A Picture of Exploration, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1860, twelve chromoxylographed plates, folding map, wood-engraved illustrations, advertisement leaf at end of volume 2, a few minor spots, bookplate and previous owner inscription to front pastedowns, original violet blindstamped cloth, rebacked with original spines relaid (faded), 8vo. Penzer pp. 65-66. A classic work on East Africa, in which Burton describes his journey from Pemba and Zanzibar to the western shore of Lake Tanganyika. Amongst his party was John Hanning Speke who Burton attempts to discredit from the outset, by stating in the Preface that he was no more than a subordinate. (2) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £2000-3000
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