Lot 393
  • 393

Devereaux, W. Cope

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900 - 1,200 GBP
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  • A Cruise in the “Gorgon;” or, eighteen months on H.M.S. “Gorgon,” engaged in the suppression of the slave trade on the east coast of Africa. Including a trip up the Zambesi with Dr. Livingstone. London: Bell and Daldy, 1869
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (203 x 125mm.), xvi, 422pp., 2pp. adverts, half-title, folding coloured map, original blindstamped blue cloth, brown endpapers, slipcase

“The Gorgon was a paddle-wheel sloop dispatched to the east coast of Africa to stop the illegal slave trade in the region. The vessel made its way up the Zambesi to meet the famous missionary-explorer David Livingstone” (Czech).

Literature

Czech (Africa) p.48
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