Paul du Chaillu - Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; Complete with all engravings and Map - 1861

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Paul du Chaillu - Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; Complete with all engravings and Map - 1861
Biology, Illustrated, Natural History, Travels - Quantity: 1

Half-leather binding - xviii, 479 pp. + 74 engravings (of which 1 folding frontispiece, 27 full-page plates + 1 folding map 38 × 44 cm.

Condition: Later half-leather library binding and renewed endpapers. Plates with small stamp. Paper slightly thumbed, minor foxing. Moderate map, glued in several places. See pictures.

Content, see also the content photos:
Preface, 26 Chapters and Appendix.

‘Paul Belloni du Chaillu (31 July 1831 (disputed) - 29 April 1903) was a French-American traveller and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s for confirming the existence of gorillas while travelling in West Africa. Accounts of his expeditions were published, in 1861 and 1867. Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa, with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, and other Animals. In 1865, he was elected king of the Apingi tribe. He deleivered many public lectures in New York, London and Paris (...).’

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Biology, Illustrated, Natural History, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Paul du Chaillu
Book Title
Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; Complete with all engravings and Map
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1861
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
John Murray
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
479
Dimensions
215×140 mm
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