John S. Roberts - Africa, and African Travel and Adventure, Including the Life and Travels of Dr. Livingstone, Stanley - 1870

Description
John S. Roberts - Africa, and African Travel and Adventure, Including the Life and Travels of Dr. Livingstone, Stanley - 1870
History, Illustrated, Travels, Travels Adventures & Discoveries, Exploration, Expedition, Africa - Quantity: 3 - other extra - see description

Africa, And African Travel and Adventure
Including the Life and Travels of Dr. Livingstone,
Also, the Discoveries of
Stanley, Cameron,
And the Ancient and Modern Explorers

Complete 3 volumes set with 12 fine tinted lithographed portraits, 20 full-page wood-engraved plates, numerous wood-engravings in the text, and a double page coloured map

Item Description
Scarce, and complete 3 volumes set (I, II and III) in lovely condition. Beautifully illustrated with colour plates printed on quality thick papers available at the time of printing, including colour frontispiece, coloured title pages, tinted lithographed portraits, full-page pates, wood-engravings in the text, and double page coloured map.

Published by M’Gready, Thomson, & Niven, Glasgow (1870s). Large format volumes in original attractive green cloth binding with gilt titles and black stamped embossed borders and illustration. Gilt vignette of Dr. Livingstone, and Stanley, to upper boards. Spines with gilt design and lettered in green within gilt pieces. All edges gilt.

Volume I:
Tissue guarded colour frontispiece
Full-page colour title page
4 full-page colour plates
10 full-page wood engravings
Double-page colour map of Africa
Number of Pages: 1 – 316

Volume II.
3 full-page colour plates
6 full-page wood engravings
Number of Pages: 317 – 632

Volume III.
3 full-page colour plates
3 full-page wood engravings.
Number of Pages: 633 – 960

Book Dimensions: 30 x 24 cm & Total pages of 3 volumes: 960
A magnificent publication weighing in excess of 4.5 kilograms.

Condition
Complete and lovely set in very nice condition. Solid and well-bound volumes. Boards have general wear, rubbing and bumping to head and foot of spines. Internally; in very good condition. No writing or inscription. Light foxing and occasional handling marks to some pages. Inner hinges are very good. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. The text and plates are clean and bright (Please see pictures).





Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
3
Subject
History, Illustrated, Travels, Travels Adventures & Discoveries, Exploration, Expedition, Africa
Author/ Illustrator
John S. Roberts
Book Title
Africa, and African Travel and Adventure, Including the Life and Travels of Dr. Livingstone, Stanley
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1870
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
M’Gready, Thomson, & Niven
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
other extra - see description
Number of pages
960
Dimensions
30×24 cm
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