Lot #16/08 The life and explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D. carefully compiled from reliable sources
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Lot #16/08 The life and explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D. carefully compiled from reliable sources. A popular biography of the time, attributed to John S. Roberts. It gives a fairly comprehensive picture of Livingstone’s life, mission work & explorations. There were a number of variant issues of this publication, some bound in black leather, some with sepia illustrations, or more or fewer colour illustrations. HOSKEN (p. 126) had a different edition. This copy has a total of 12 stunning colour plates, showing scenes from Livingstone’s life. They are lovely, brightly coloured, well printed chromolithographs. London, Walter Scott, 1887. Early edition. 4to. Decorative cloth, all edges gilt. Pp. viii,632, colour frontispiece & additional colour title-page, 10 colour plates. Cover gilt rubbing off, frayed at head & foot of spine & corners, back cover a bit stained, school prize-label partially removed from front paste-down, front inner-hinge splitting & repaired, rear inner-hinge strained. Good. Reserve price: R1250.00 bids welcome

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