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Book Number 3572 
Author Major Dixon Denham; Captain Hugh Clapperton and Doctor Oudney 
Title Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa. 
Date 1826 
Publisher John Murray 
Place of Publication London 
Edition Second edition 
Volume Information 2 volumes 
Cover Contemporary full gilt calf, gilt raised spine in six compartments, double black morocco labels on 2 and 3. Marbled free end papers with matching marbled edges. 
Illustration Complete with three folded maps, 12 engraved plates 1 of which is coloured.  
Size 8vo 
Condition Occasional mild foxing otherwise a very good to fine example bound in handsome contemporary gilt full calf. 
Translation Info  
Notes Denham and Clapperton, in the company of Dr. Walter Oudney, traveled from near Tripoli, south to Lake Tchad, with excursions into the mountains west of Mourzuk in Fezzan. Dixon attempted to follow the circuit around Lake Tchad but was unsuccessful. Capt. Clapperton and Dr. Oudney journeyed west toward the Niger River, but the doctor only made it about a third of the way and died in Murmur. Capt.Clapperton continued west, but was prevented from passing beyond Sackatoo by the local Sultan. Denham and Clapperton eventually returned to Tripoli and went back to England. This book is based upon Denham's journal, with a chapter by Dr. Oudney on the excursion to the mountains west of Mourzuk. The last part by Clapperton, reports on his westward journey which includes an account of Oudney's death. The engravings, after drawings by Denham and Clapperton, are engraved by Edward Finden, one of the finest steel-engravers in England at the time. 
Price (US$) 1500  
Short Description Book Africa General; 
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