Excursions In Madeira And Porto Santo, During The Autumn Of 1823, While On His Third Voyage To Africa;; To Which Is Added By Mrs. Bowdich, etc. Thomas Edward Bowdich.

Excursions In Madeira And Porto Santo, During The Autumn Of 1823, While On His Third Voyage To Africa;; To Which Is Added By Mrs. Bowdich, etc...

London: George B. Whittaker, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. 278 pages. 30 x 23.5 cm. Four hand-colored (by C. Hullmandel), three folding, and 18 black and white plates -- "Sections, Views, Costumes, and Zoological figures." Bowditch while undertaking a trigonometric survey of the Gambia region died during this effort. His wife, Sarah Bowdich completed the work, adding: "I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with the subsequent occurrences from Mr. Bowdich's arrival in Africa to the period of this death. II. A description of the English settlements on the River Gambia. III. Appendix: containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic." ABBEY TRAVEL 194. COLAS 418. Minor soiling, some offsetting on title page, scattered damp staining bottom fore-edge corners, early owner inscription. Orig. brown boards rebacked. Very good. Item #19468

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