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    Major Dixon Denham. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa. London: 1826. First edition.

    More Information: Major Dixon Denham. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824... Extending across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou , to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire... London: John Murray, 1826. First edition. Quarto (10.625 x 8.125 inches; 269 x 207 mm.). xlviii (i.e. lxviii), 335, [1, blank]; [4], 138, [139]-269 (appendix), [1, printer's note], [2, list of plates] pages; frontispiece and thirty-six engraved plates, plus one folding map, inserted throughout with six in-text vignettes. Contemporary diced calf boards, rebacked to style with fragments original spine laid down, recornered; spine with five raised bands, incorporating the six original compartments, stamped and ruled in gilt, with original gilt-lettered morocco label; boards double-ruled in gilt and tooled in blind; board edges and turn-ins tooled in gilt. Page edges sprinkled brown with a pattern in negative space; plain endpapers. Boards somewhat worn with light discoloration to the rear board; narrow strip of biopredation to the original spine label; board edges worn with most gilt tarnished or worn away; corners bumped. Top edge of text dust-soiled; hinges repaired; light offsetting opposite plates; some spotting (possible smallish old dampstain), offsetting and light edgewear to folding map. Very good. From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

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