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Burton, Richard Francis and Verney Lovett Cameron
TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. 1883
Estimate
2,0003,000
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28
Burton, Richard Francis and Verney Lovett Cameron
TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. 1883
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Burton, Richard Francis and Verney Lovett Cameron
TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. 1883
2 volumes, 8vo. Half-titles, 2 folding maps, 1 colored plate, publisher's advertisements at end of vol. 1. Original red cloth, covers and spines printed in black, gray, and gilt, black endpapers, many edges uncut; some foxing to edges, minor staining to covers.  Blue cloth slipcase.  
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Provenance

C.H. Legard (armorial bookplate to front pastedown of vol. 1) — Franklin Brooke-Hitching (his sale at Sotheby's London, 27 March 2014, lot 224)

Literature

Casada 65; Penzer, 106

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, BROOKE-HITCHING COPY. Burton and his friend Verney Lovett Cameron were hired by James Irvine, of the Guinea Coast Gold Company, to prospect for gold among the Kong Mountains of West Africa. The expedition was blighted by ill health, and ultimately Burton, absent without leave, was ordered back to consular post in Trieste by the Foreign Office.

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