The Lands of Cazembe. Lacerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798

By: Burton, Captain R.F. Burton [Translator]

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London: Royal Geographic Society/John Murray, 1873. The Brazilian/Portuguese explorer Francisco Jose de Lacerda e Almeida led an expedition to what is now part of Zambia; Burton's translation was a significant boon to African exploration; this title is one of the more desirable in his canon. Burton's portion ends at page 164; the book also includes "Journey of the Pombetros" translated by B.A. Beadle and "Resume of MM. Monteiro and Gamitto" by Dr. C.T. Beke. Penzer notes that Burton had also done two appendices that were rejected by the Society as controversial. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. While complete, it is a bit fragile. Blue cloth binding, ruled on the covers. Gilt titling on the spine, along with the crest of the Royal Geographic Society and the date 1873. Clean text, complete; vi, 271 pages, with a fold-out map in the front. Minor rubbing to the margins. Chips to the head and foot of the spine, the top one more extensive but not affecting the title. The rear hinge has cracked; this needs reinforcement. In an archival plastic protector. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.

Title: The Lands of Cazembe. Lacerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798

Author Name: Burton, Captain R.F. Burton [Translator]

Categories: Explorations,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Royal Geographic Society/John Murray: 1873

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good (Minus)

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 005433