New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858. First American edition. Hardcover. First American Edition of one of the most important nineteenth century accounts of African exploration with 2 Arrowsmith maps in very good condition.
Livingstone describes his missionary activities and travels in South Africa from 1841 to 1853 and his first major expedition, the Trans-Africa journey of 1853-56.
8vo, frontispiece portrait, xxiv, 732pp, pp ads, 2 folding maps by Arrowsmith at the rear, 1 double page wood engraving, 1 folding diagram, many wood engraved text illustrations. Original dark brown gilt blind stamped cloth, worn and bumped corners, spine ends chipped, horizontal split. Internally, maps and plates very bright and clean. OCLC: 505193248. Good condition. Item #24548