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    In Three Parts, Each Inscribed by the Author

    Le Comte d'Escayrac de Lauture. Mémoire sur le Soudan, Rédigé d'Après des Renseignements Entièrement Nouveaux. In Three Parts. Paris: Imprimerie de L. Martinet, 1855, 1855, and 1856.

    First editions, all inscribed by the author on the front cover. Three octavo volumes in wrappers, complete, and consecutively paginated. iv, 100; 101-130 [2 blank]; 133-178. One folding map, in Volume I. Three "extracts" from the Bulletin de La Société de Géographie, were issued thusly: " Fellatas, Bornu, Baguermi, Waday et Dar-Four" (August-September, 1855); "Itinéraires. Portrait, Moeurs, Industrie, Commerce des Soudaniens" (October-November, 1855); "Peuples du Takrour" (January-February, 1856). Text in French.

    Original printed pale green wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled and creased. Scattered foxing throughout. Bookplates in Volumes I and III. All very good.

    Pierre-Henri Stanislas de Comte d'Escayrac Lauture (ca. 1822-1868) was a French explorer who traveled extensively through Africa and China. Here he writes of his findings in the Sudan. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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