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    The Discovery of the Niger's Termination

    Richard and John Lander. Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger; with a Narrative of a Voyage Down That River to Its Termination. London: John Murray, 1832.

    First edition. Complete in three small volumes (approximately 6.25 x 4 inches) bound in eights. ix, 272; 321, plus one page of ads; vii, 354 pages. Frontispieces. Engraved plates. Two maps, one folding.

    All volumes uniformly half bound calf over marbled boards. Spine has five raised bands, red leather labels, and gilt lettering, rules and decoration. Inked name in each volume; bookplate in each volume. A handsome set in very good or better condition.

    The journal of English explorer Richard Lander and his brother, John, who set out in 1830 to explore the lower course of the Niger and to find its termination. After eighteen months of their historic expedition, they discovered definitively that the Niger emptied into the Bight of Benin. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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