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Book Number 3751 
Author Major Dixon Denham; Captain Hugh Clapperton; Doctor Oudney  
Title Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa. 
Date c. 1826 
Publisher John Murray.  
Place of Publication London 
Edition Second edition. 
Volume Information 2 volumes. 
Cover Contemporary full diced gilt calf with blind floral tooling along border, gilt raised spine in five compartments, single black morocco label on 2, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, marbled end papers with matching marbled edges.  
Illustration Complete with 15 hand-coloured engraved plates 3 of which are folding maps. With profuse in-text illustrations. 
Size 8vo.  
Condition Occasional mild foxing in plates, otherwise a very good to fine example bound in handsome contemporary gilt full calf. 
Pagination P. Vol.1- Frontispiece, title, dedicatory, preface v-xi, contents, list of plates, introductory chapter xvii-xxxviii, p.1-321; Vol.2- Frontispiece, title, contents, p.1-413 
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$) 2250  
Short Description Book Africa General;Book Plate Books Colour; 
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