London: John Murray, 1816; 1815. Second edition. Hardcover. Important influential account of the search for the source of the Niger River in West Africa, by the first Westerner to have explored this area. Written in an unpretentious style, the work gave European readers a vivid impression of every day life in West Africa; it became a best seller.
Vol I published 1816, Vol. II published 1815, 1816. Large 4to, with wide margins. Vol I: engraved frontispiece portrait, xv, 2 folding maps, 458pp. Vol II: frontispiece folding map, xvii, 373pp.
Bound in period gilt calf, with marbled end papers, all edges marbled. Boards detached, rubbed; spines perished, disbound. The large fold-out maps are intact; some mild off-setting from plates and maps, some fox spotting (mostly at margins of plates). As is. OCLC: 17973375. Good -. Item #24477