The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society: Volume the Twenty-Ninth. Richard Francis Burton.
The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society: Volume the Twenty-Ninth

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society: Volume the Twenty-Ninth

Hardcover, London: John Murray, 1859. First Edition. Octavo, pp. Ccxxiv, 464.1 fold-out map, index. Bound in modern half-calf with marbled endpapers. Library stamps to title page, minor soiling and spotting to first few pages. This 29th Volume of the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society contains a 464 page paper by Richard Francis Burton. The paper, and accompanying map, contain a massive amount of scientific information that would become the backbone of his great book, The Lake Regions of Central Africa. This is the true first printing of the scientific part of Burton's writings about the Central African Lakes expedition. It was published 1 year before the book came out. The first 224 pages of this Journal discuss the regular business of the RGS and their other supported exeditions. The library stamps on the title page are from the Legislative Library of Ontario. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages. [Item #77204]

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