With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
Title The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D., Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources
Binding Three quarters leather. Calf spine. Morocco els
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London and Newcastle-on-Tyne Adam & Co. 1878
Seller ID 000087
4to. 31 by 24 cm. 1st Ed presumed, circa 1878, undated. x + 973 pp. 28 full color plates, including color map of South and Central Africa, plus full color title page. Color plates, and number of plates, as well as the length of the text, make this copy unique and entirely different from any other copy available. Other copies with fewer plates and only tinted lithographs. At least one of the color plates in this copy also has additional tinted lithograph. Color of plates really makes these plates come alive, with such subjects as rhino hunt, band of captives, attacked by a lion, etc. Condition: modern rebacking of spine with calf. Binding tight. Boards with some scuffing. Pages generally clean, with some toning and occasional soilage. Plates are brilliant. Photo(s) available upon request.