The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D. The African Traveller and Missionary. Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources
The book details the life & explorations of Livingstone and has a number of beautiful coloured plates illustrating his tale. Whilst this period of exploration by white Europeans may be viewed by contemporary readers through a post-imperial lens, at the time of publishing, this book portrayed Livingstone as a hero.
Large volume. Beautifully illustrated with colour frontispiece, coloured title page, and 10 full-page colour chromolithographs. Published by Walter Scott, London, ca.1887. The book (Thick Folio) is beautifully bound in red cloth bevelled boards with black decorations. Gilt lettering and gilt vignette of Livingstone on front board and to spine. Embossed crest to rear board. All page edges gilt.
Book Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 x 4cm & Number of Pages: 632.
A magnificent publication weighing 1.8 kilograms.
Solid and firm binding. A few marks, wear and bumps to spine ends, and boards’ corners. Binding is firmly held. Inside is actually in very good condition. No writing or inscription. A prize plate inside front cover. Light tanning and foxing to endpapers and some pages. The book contains 12 leaves of plate; all in very good condition and mostly clean aside from the odd handling mark to the margin. All pages are tightly held at the gutter and edged in gilt. Inner hinges are very good. A book beautifully bound, designed and illustrated (Please see pictures).
- Number of Books
- Adventures & Discoveries, Exploration, Expedition, Africa, History, Illustrated, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- Dr. David Livingstone
- Book Title
- The Life and Explorations of Dr. Livingstone. The African Traveller and Missionary
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Walter Scott
- Binding/ Material
- other extra - see description
- Number of pages
- 27.5×21.5 cm