James Richardson. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara. London: Richard Bentley, 1848. First edition. Two volumes. Lacking one plate. Rebacked with original green cloth boards and with original spine laid down. Boards soiled; spines darkened and chipped. Overall, very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    Two octavo volumes, complete. xxxi, 440; xii, 482plus two pages of ads. Tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates (lacking a plate in Volume II), woodcut illustrations throughout, and a folding map. Rebacked, with original green cloth gilt pictorial boards, and with original spine laid down. Original green cloth with pictorial gilt boards and gilt lettering; blind-stamped decorations. Yellow endpapers. Boards soiled; spines darkened. Spine ends chipped with minor fraying; corners bumped. Large dampstain to leaf containing frontispiece in Volume I. Offsetting and toning to several pages. Bookstore ticket and bookplate in each volume. Overall, very good.

    "A narrative of personal adventures, during a tour of nine months through the desert, amongst the Touaricks and other tribes of Saharan people; including a description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk."

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