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    The Travels of Mungo Park

    Mungo Park. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Account of a Subsequent Mission to that Country in 1805. London: John Murray, 1815-1816.

    New edition. Two quarto volumes. 458; 373 pages. Complete with seven engraved plates and three folding maps.

    Contemporary full leather with gilt decoration and titles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Joints are tender and cracking with chipping to spine ends. Pages mildly toned. Map at appendix of Volume I is detached, but present. Bookplates. A very good set.

    Park, a Scottish physician and explorer, was the first European to reach the Niger River. This classic work inspired countless numbers of nineteenth-century explorers. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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