[TRAVEL & EXPLORATION]. GALTON, Francis, Sir (1822-1911). The Narrative of an Explorer in South Africa. London: John Murray, 1853.
8vo (199 x 121 mm). 2 color-printed maps on one folding sheet, 5 tinted lithographic plates. (Pale dampstain to a few leaves.) Publisher's decorated brown cloth. Provenance: Ex-library copy with Ladies' Book Society (printed rules and circulation sheet tipped in); Steve Fossett (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of the account of Galton's privately organized expedition to follow Livingston's route to the newly-discovered Lake Ngami and to explore the unknown region between Cape Colony and Portuguese West Africa. A VERY FINE COPY. Czech, p.61; Mendelssohn (1979) II, p.310.
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