Lot 204

Exploration.- Major (Richard Henry) 

The Life of Prince Henry of Portugal, Surnamed the Navigator, FIRST EDITION, large paper presentation copy to Col. J.A. Grant, inscribed on half-title and with 3 pp. letter tipped-in to front pastedown, chromolithograph portrait frontispiece, tissue guard, 6 maps (3 folding), 2 plates, original green leather-backed cloth, gilt, rubbed and marked, ends of spine and joint worn, large 8vo, A. Asher, 1868.

*** Inscribed with letter to James Augustus Grant (1827-92), author of ‘A Walk Across Africa’ (1864) and companion of Speke on his epic journey. Major observes that he only has two large-paper copies left for presentation.

Estimate: £200-£300