John S. Roberts - The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D., The Great Missionary Traveller - 1875

Description
John S. Roberts - The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D., The Great Missionary Traveller - 1875
History, Illustrated, Travels, Adventures and Discoveries, Exploration, Expedition, Africa - Quantity: 1

Complete volume with 21 leaves of plate, including 1 colour map, colour frontispiece and coloured portrait of Livingstone

The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D., The Great Missionary Traveller. Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources.

Item Description
This fascinating book resembles many Bibles produced in the Victoria era and so it is sometimes referred to as the Livingstone "Bible". Beautifully illustrated with 21 fabulous sepia plates depicting various African scenes, tribal life, and exploration. A colour map of Africa, colour frontispiece and coloured portrait of Livingstone.

The book is published by Adam and Co., London, ca.1875 (This book is generally attributed to John S. Roberts and estimated to have been printed around 1875 although it is undated).

The book (Thick Folio) is beautifully bound in black Victorian leather with bevelled edges. Boards with embossed gilding showing a lion and a slave. Highly ornate gilt decoration and lettering pieces to both boards. Repacked with leather spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering pieces to compartment two.

Book Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 5 cm and Number of Pages: 632.
A magnificent publication weighing in excess of three kilograms.

Condition
Solid and well-bound volume. Wear to boards’ corners, edges and to spine ends. Binding is firmly held. No writing or inscription. Foxing and spotting marks to endpapers, and to some pages. The book contains 21 leaves of plate; all in good condition and mostly clean aside from some foxing and the odd handling mark to the margin. Inner hinges are very good. All pages are tightly held at the gutter and edged in gilt (Please see pictures).






Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Adventures and Discoveries, Exploration, Expedition, Africa, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
John S. Roberts
Book Title
The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D., The Great Missionary Traveller
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1875
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Adam and Co.
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
632
Dimensions
32×25 cm
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