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Book Description

large 4to (30x24cm), large folding engraved map, 37 engraved plates (1 coloured), 6 woodcuts in text; an almost vg copy with small crease to title page, a little browning to frontispiece, some marginal foxing to plates, especially the last 3 plates, very small stain to margins of 3 text leaves & 2 plates. Overall a professionally restored and almost vg copy with raised bands, matching marbled boards, gilt lettering, red leather spine label, gilt designs to spine & gilt date to base of spine. SIGNED by Denham. SIGNED COPIES ARE RARE
Dealer Notes
This famous account describes the journey across the Sahara to discover the source of the River Niger. This copy is inscribed by Denham to Mary Anne Whitby (1784-1850) who was an authority on silkworms & collaborated with Charles Darwin on experiments on them. The handwritten SIGNED inscription reads :- "Mrs Whitby, Newlands, Lymington. with the best wishes and remembrances, D Denham"
Author Denham, Major Dixon & Clapperton, Hugh
Date 1826 1st edition
Binding Modern three-quarter leather
Publisher John Murray, London
Illustrator Not applicable
Condition Almost very good
Pages 48+335+269+1

Price: £800.00

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