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1872 Old Rare the Adventures of Livingstone & Stanley Illustrated Collection

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Good condition beautifully weighted and bound in 3/4 leather binding over red-brown board, gilt

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A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Good condition beautifully weighted and bound in 3/4 leather binding over red-brown board, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, and marbled page edges. Illustrated with numerous engravings. Small tear to pg 270 at bottom edge. Two inscriptions one in front and one in back of the book on blanks. Some foxing and age colouring to pages. Text block remains intact, and text is clean besides these issues. Rubbing and wear on edges and spine. Spine at front endboard is starting to split from text block (see pictures), but book still feels sturdy and is very readable. Few scuff marks on front and back covers.
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1st Edition

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English

Publication Year:

1872

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United States

Livingstone and Stanley, Illustrated with numerous engravings, Sold only by subscription. Hubbard Bros., Philadelphia , Boston, and Cincinnati, 1872.

Description: This book is a collection of the works and adventures of David Livingstone and H.M. Stanley (see full title below and in pictures for complete overview of its contents). Copyrighted in 1872 and only sold by subscription by Hubbard Brothers, this book is in good condition beautifully weighted and  bound in  3/4 leather over red-brown board, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, with marbled page edges.  It is simply a pleasure to hold and to read with its numerous illustrated engravings and detailed overviews of Livingstone and Stanley adventures and expeditions.  

Full Title: "LIVINGSTONE, David. Livingstone's Africa : Perilous Adventures and Extensive Discoveries in the Interior of Africa : from the Personal Narrative of David Livingstone, LL.D., D.C.L., together with the Remarkable Success and Important Results of the Herald-Stanley Expedition, as furnished by H.M. Stanley, Esq., special correspondent to the New York Herald. Being a complete reliable and graphic history of the extensive explorations, important discoveries and thrilling adventures of the greatest explorers of modern times, in the richest and wildest country upon the face of the earth, among savage men, ferocious beasts, deadly reptiles, poisonous insects, etc., etc., covering a period of nearly twenty-eight years, and including a full and graphic account of the Herald-Stanley Expedition, and what it experienced and accomplished, etc., etc., etc. To which is added a Sketch of other Important Discoveries in Africa, including the celebrated diamond diggings at Colesberg Kopje. Illustrated with numerous engravings. "

Condition: Good condition, bound  in 3/4 leather over red-brown board, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, and marbled page edges. Illustrated with numerous engravings.  Small tear to pg 270 at bottom edge.  Some foxing and age colouring to pages. Text block remains intact, and text is clean besides these issues. Rubbing and wear on edges and spine. Spine at front endboard is starting to split from text block (see pictures), but book still feels sturdy and is very readable.There are two inscriptions in this book. In the front on blank: "Samuel H. Metherel Jan 8th, l875 $3.5" and in back "J.G. Wesley , Walkerton , Ont, Sept 2nd 1937". The number " 67" is also written on front inside board in red pencil crayon.  


This is simply a wonderful book; a perfect addition to any library, both impressive on the shelf and in hand! The book's numerous engravings help the reader transport themselves more fully into the detailed descriptions of both Livingstone and Stanley's most famous expeditions.  

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