[Item #61126] The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death. AFRICA - EXPLORATION, David LIVINGSTONE, Horace Waller.

The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death

London: John Murray, 1874. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (23cm). Two volumes in purple cloth, stamped in gilt on front and spine; brown coated endpapers; xvi,360,6pp;[viii],346,20pp; 6pp publisher's catalogue at rear of vol. I, 20pp catalogue in vol. II; frontispieces, 3 lithographic facsimiles of leaves from Livingstone's journal, 17 full-page wood-engraved plates, 24 in-text wood engravings, color folding map in vol. II, large color folding map in pocket at rear of vol. I. Ownership inscriptions of J. Mitchell, Auchengray, and of Patrick [Mankin?] Otler. Bookseller's ticket of John Smith & Son, Glasgow to front pastedown in vol. I. A sound set, faded on spines and corner of vol. I, gently rubbed at extremities, occasional foxing and fingersoil, generally Very Good.

David Livingstone embarked on his final African expedition in 1866, in an attempt to suppress the local slave trade and trace the source of the White Nile. During this journey he lost contact with Britain for six years, leading to Henry Stanley's mission to locate him, and their famous encounter at Lake Tanganyika in 1871. Livingstone died of malaria and dysentry at Chitambo, in modern Zambia, in 1873. After his death, his popularity in Britain surged. This copy of his final journals was owned by a man in Auchengray, a village around 28 miles from Livingstone's birthplace in Scotland. HOWGEGO L36. MENDELSSOHN I, p.912-3.

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