LIVINGSTONE, David. The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death. Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, obtained from his Faithful Servants Chuma and Susi. London, Murray, 1874.
Two volumes, 8vo. Origianl maroon gilt-stamped pictorial cloth; pp. xvi, 360, 6 (publisher's catalogue, dated December, 1874); vii, 346, 20 (publisher's catalogue, dated November, 1874), two frontispieces plates and text illustrations after Livingstone, large lithographic folding map in three coloursin rear pocket of volume one, volume two witjh lithographic foldingrtmap in three colours; spine faded extremities with a little wear, corners lightly bumped, ownership incriptions excised from upper margins of titles, occasional spotting.
First edition, first printing. Edited by an associate of Livingstone and ant-slavery activist this set contains a description of Livingstone's lat expedition which began in Zanzibar in 1866 and ended with the author's death on the shores of Lake Tankganyika in 1873. The two main objects had been the suppression of salvery and the establishment of the watershed in the region between Nyasa and Tanganyika. A gripping first-hand account of travel in 19th-century Central Africa.
Mendelssohn III, p. 135.