Lot 8

Africa.- Lander (Richard)

Records of Captain Clapperton’s Last Expedition to Africa…with the Subsequent Adventures of the Author, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, without half-titles, engraved portrait frontispiece, tissue guard, some spotting, a few text-illustrations in vol II, names at head of titles, modern half calf, spines gilt, red morocco labels, cloth slip-case, 8vo, H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1830.

*** Lander, the only European survivor of Clapperton’s last attempt to explore the Niger, had overseen the publication of the expedition’s official journals; this is a much more personal account, with more details of his life and experiences.

Estimate: £200-£300