Item #17953 Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration. Richard Francis Burton.

Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration.

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. 333 & 306 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Burton, four wood engraved plates and folding lithographic map laid down on linen. A record of two explorations -- to Abeokata, Nigeria's capital and the Camaroon Mountains where he ascended Mt. Victoria -- when Burton was posted as Consul in Fernando Po, a boring, seemingly dead-end position he despised. PENZER 70. Quite scarce in the original cloth, yellow endpapers, light soiling to first few free endpapers and in margins of Burton frontispiece in Vol.I., backstrip extremities nicked, cover panels decorated in blind, backstrips lettered in gilt. Orig. green cloth. Very good. 2 vols. Item #17953

Price: $1,395.00

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