ISBN10: 0486479137, ISBN13: 9780486479132, [publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated] Softcover Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages. [Reno, NV, U.S.A.] [Publication Year: 2011]
Introduction and epilogue by John Keay. 203pp, b&w illus, map endpapers. Original cloth with illustration on upper board, with the slipcase. Spine a trifle faded. Very good. Folio Society London 1984 [, AU]
Printed wraps. 281pp illustrated. 235mm x 155mm. 0.5kg. A Fine unread copy. This classic tale of early African exploration at the turn of the 18thC combines Mungo Park's own publication of his 1795 expedition and the surviving papers from his fatal 1805 expedition which saw his death in 1806 on the Niger. The object of the two expeditions was to discover the source of the Niger (which did not occur until 1830). A very readable account with well-reproduced illustrations. isbn: 9781845880682 Nonsuch. Stroud 2005. [, ZA]
Large octavo size 16x24cm approx. Near Fine condition in a Very Good Slipcase. A very nice copy. Black & white illustrations. Maps to endpapers. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 203 pages. Originally published in 1799, this edition is based on the 1860 Adam and Charles Black edition. Introduction and epilogue by John Keay. Hardback The Folio Society London 1984 1st thus [, AU]
Reprint: octavo hardcover, with gilt spine titling, tipped-on upper board illustration and endpaper maps; 203pp., top edges dyed dark blue, with a monochrome portrait frontispiece and 15pp. of plates likewise. Minor wear; some rubbing to boards and mildly faded spine panel. Very good in a like slipcase. "Mungo Park's Travels is a classic of English exploration literature - a contemporary bestseller whose influence lingered throughout the next century, and into the 20th, inspiring a remarkable variety of writers, from Wordsworth and Melville, to Conrad and Hemingway. A solitary, quiet, young Scot with itchy feet, Park had ventured alone into the African interior in search of the Niger river at the age of 24. He was equipped with a horse, an umbrella, a change of clothes, a compass, a pistol - and a hat. When he emerged 18 months later, he was in rags, but carrying a fistful of notes and his hat. He was greeted as one who had risen from the dead, and soon after his remarkable escape he began to commit the story of his adventures to paper. Park was not just a hero-explorer of 'the Dark Continent', he was also fiercely engaged in the contemporary debate about slavery and its longed-for abolition. This makes him modern; and so does his prose, which is not only a thrilling tale of adventure and survival, but also (in his confrontations with the practice of the slave trade) an eye-witness's argument against a humanitarian catastrophe. In his solitude, he was often the victi ...
Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling on a black label and an upper board decoration; 372pp., with an engraved frontispiece, five plates likewise and three folding maps. Text block edges lightly toned; minor wear to board edges and corners. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good. Facsimile of 1799 publication. Arno Press & The New York Times, New York, NY, USA, 1971. [, AU]
ISBN10: 0486479137, ISBN13: 9780486479132, [publisher: Dover Publications] Softcover A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. [Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.] [Publication Year: 2011]
Librairie ancienne le Bouquiniste Cumer-Fantin /Livre Rare Book
1799 London, Crosby and Letterman, 1799, in 8° relié plein veau brun, dos lisse orné, XVI-218 pages ; reliure frottée, un mors fendu, coiffe de tête usée, deux coins émoussés, petit travail de vers marginal. Orné d'une gravure hors-texte : Mumbo Jumbo. ****************Photos sur demande************* [France, Saint-Etienne, FRA] [Publication Year: 1799]
Book 8vo Decorative Red Cloth Very Good xvi, 392pp, plus 8pp publishers advertisement, eight illustrations in colour. Foxing throughout text. Spine chipped. Previous owner's gift inscription on ffep. Adam and Charles Black London 1903 [, AU]
2 vols, very good in the original salmon paper boards, lacking front board Vol.2, spines worn and defective, the text blocks uncut clean and tight. A very scarce edition of Park's classic travel narrative. first edition Printed For J. Bumpus, High Holborn; T. Tegg, Cheapside; R. Griffin, Glasgow; J. Noble, Hull; and W. And F. Lawson, York 1820 New Edition Abridged [, ZA]
Muir Books - Robert Muir Old & Rare Books /Booksandcollectibles
5th ed., octavo, pp.xx, 548, b&w fronts port., large engraved fold. map, three folding plates and two botanical plates, tanning to earlier pages and maps, some water staining to plates, prev. owner's inscr to ffep, half leather, marbled bds., cnrs bumped, bds worn. Very good condn. Mungo Park was a surgeon and Scottish explorer who set out to chart the full course of the Niger, West Africa. Complete with all plates and large map. Half leather) London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1807 5th Edition ( [, AU]
London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. ... for the Author 1800. 8vo. Orig. full calf (hinges starting but sound). Spine (slightly rubbed) gilt with raised bands and titling-label. (xx 552pp.). With engrv. portrait 4 plates of which 3 are fold. and a folding engrv. map. At end a vocabulary of the Mandingo Language. Complete with half-title page. Rare. 1800 [, AU]
A very good uncut copy in early 20th century 1/2 pale tan calf, retaining the original red leather title label and pale mauve cloth sides LACKING the map of North Africa and the Chart (both from the appendix). An interesting association copy having belonged to Isaac Spooner, father-in-law of William Wilberforce, who has written on the half title: "Isaac Spooner. paid Joseph Barratt sub. 1:1:0 20th June 1798. received the book in May 1799 and paid Barratt the other half-guinea" first edition London Printed By W. Bulmer & Co for the Author 1799 First Edition [, ZA]
With an account of a subsequent mission to that Country in 1805. To which is added an account of the life of Mr. Park. A New Edition. (Unito a:) THE JOURNAL OF A MISSION TO THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA IN THE YEAR 1805.... The second edition, revised and corrected, with additions. Murray, London, 1815-1816. In-8 gr. (mm 270x210), 2 volumi, p. pelle coeva con cornici dorate e a secco ai piatti, dorso a cordoni (in pelle moderna) con decoraz. e titolo oro, pp. XVIII,(2),458; XVII,(3),373. Lopera molto ben illustrata f.t. da incisioni in rame, i.e.: 1 ritratto dellA. in ovale, inciso da T. Dickinson su disegno di H. Edridge - 2 tavole di carattere botanico (Rhamnus Lotus - Shea, or the butter tree (karite) - 3 di vedute (Alis tent at the Camp of Benowm - Kamalia - A bridge over the Ba-fing or Black River) - 1 tav. di musica notata (Song from Mr. Parks Travels) e 4 grandi mappe, pi volte ripieg., con i confini colorati a mano (The route of Mr. Mungo Park - Map of North Africa - Chart of variations - Map to illustrate the last mission into Africa). - Il volume 1 (in una nuova edizione pubblicata nel 1816) contiene la relazione dei travels in 1795, 1796 and 1797. With an Appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa, by Major Rennell.- Il volume 2 ('The Journal of a mission..'), in seconda edizione (la prima usc separatamente nel mese di Marzo 1815), contiene other documents, official and private, relating to the same mission. To which is prefixed an account of the life of Mr ...
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