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The Book of Travels in Africa

Second Edition


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Second printing of The Book of Travels in Africa by John Frost.

Octavo, xii, [13]-252pp. Publisher’s original brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, illustrations stamped in gilt and blind. An ex-library copy, with library stamp and accession number found on a few pages,  library card pocket affixed to rear pastedown. Complete with fold-out map of North Africa, frontispiece portrait, 10 steel engravings and over 100 woodcut embellishments. Foxing to tissue covers, occasional foxing throughout text block. A scarce work by John Frost, with the first edition appearing in 1847.

This scarce work includes chapters on the following topics: Early travels in Africa; Travels in Africa in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries; Bruce’s travels; Ledyard’s travels; Mungo Park; John Lewis Burckhardt; Denham and Clapperton; Clapperton’s second journey; Travels of Lander; Davidson’s travels; and Travels of Major Laing, the discoverer of Timbuctoo.

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New York


D. Appleton & Co.


Second Edition

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John Frost