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Denham, Dixon, and Hugh Clapperton
NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA, IN THE YEARS 1822, 1823, AND 1824, BY MAJOR DENHAM, CAPTAIN CLAPPERTON, AND THE LATE DOCTOR OUDNEY. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1826
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Denham, Dixon, and Hugh Clapperton
NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA, IN THE YEARS 1822, 1823, AND 1824, BY MAJOR DENHAM, CAPTAIN CLAPPERTON, AND THE LATE DOCTOR OUDNEY. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1826
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Denham, Dixon, and Hugh Clapperton
NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA, IN THE YEARS 1822, 1823, AND 1824, BY MAJOR DENHAM, CAPTAIN CLAPPERTON, AND THE LATE DOCTOR OUDNEY. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1826
FIRST EDITION, 4to (270 x 212mm.), large folding engraved map, 37 engraved plates, 1 coloured, mezzotint portrait of Denham loosely inserted, contemporary calf, stamped in blind, map frayed and with small hole, slightly rubbed
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Provenance

J. Cunningham, Edinburgh, bookseller’s ticket; Berkelouw Bookdealers Sydney, small inkstamp

Catalogue Note

An official expedition to discover the course of the Niger from the starting point of Tripoli, rather than West Africa. Clapperton and Oudney were the original members of the party, to which Denham was added, but whose "arrogance, malice, and contempt for his colleagues from the start soured relations between them" (ODNB).

See lot 99 for the account of the second expedition.

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