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PARK, Mungo [1771-1806].

Published by London: Printed By W.Bulmer And Co. For The Author; And Sold By G. & W.Nicol, 1799. (1799)

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Item Description: London: Printed By W.Bulmer And Co. For The Author; And Sold By G. & W.Nicol, 1799., 1799. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xxviii, 372, xcii. lacking half-title. engraved frontis. portrait, 3 engraved maps (1 folding, 2 double-page & folding), & 5 engraved plates (2 folding). without the 2 engraved plates of music which are not always present. An attractive copy, bound in contemporary russia, rebacked with gilt spine mounted, all edges gilt (corners & spine bit rubbed, upper rear joint starting to crack, some offsetting from plates, several gatherings lightly embrowned). engraved armorial bookplates of the Right Honble. Sir Robert Peel, Bart., & of Sir Charles Bine Renshaw, Bart., Barochan. First Edition. [BOUND WITH:] PARK, Mungo. The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 Together With Other Documents, Official And Private, Relating To The Same Mission. To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of The Life Of Mr. Park. 4to. pp. 5 p.l., cxxx, [2], 219. lacking half-title. folding engraved map. several text illus. London: Printed For John Murray By W.Bulmer And Co., 1815. First Edition. In 1795 Park was selected by the African Association to lead an exploring expedition into the interior of Africa. Starting from the Gambia and travelling eastward with only a negro servant, a boy, one horse, and two asses, he became the first modern Europen to reach the Niger River, whose course he traced some 300 miles as far as Silla. The journey was plagued with adversity; Park was robbed of all his trafficable property early on, and at one point, he was imprisoned by an Arab chief for four months, escaping only with great difficulty. He returned to the Gambia by a route further south, through the Mandingo country, mostly on foot as far as Camalia. There he fell dangerously ill with fever, being nursed back to health over a seven month period by a negro, Kaarta Taura, and finished his return journey in the company of a caravan. Park began his second and last expedition in search of the source of the Niger River on January 30th, 1805. By August, when they reached Bambakoo on the Niger, only eleven of the forty European members of the expedition were still alive. Park himself died some time in late 1805 or early 1806 at Boussa when he was attacked by natives, although no details were known until 1812. Park’s last communications date from November when he was about to descend the river from Sansandingo in a flat-bottomed vessel fashioned, mainly with his own hands, out of two canoes. His journal, which was safely conveyed to the Gambia together with his last communications by his guide Isaaco, was published by the African Institute to aid his widow and family. Also included here is a biography of Park by E.Wishaw, as well as Isaaco’s journal and an account of the fate of the expedition related by another guide, Adami Fatouma. "Until the publication of Park’s [first] book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and the coastal areas Park’s Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park’s career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Cox I pp. 394-95. Hosken p. 154. Howgego P21. Ibrahim-Hilmy II 93. Printing and the Mind of Man 253. Bookseller Inventory # elala1937

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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Park, Mungo

Park, Mungo

Published by Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, London (1799)

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Item Description: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, London, 1799. First edition. First edition. 3 folding engraved maps, colored in outline, 6 engraved plates, 2 leaves of engraved music. xxviii, 372, [4pp. Music]; xcii pp. 1 vols. 4to. UNCUT. The classic of African exploration. PMM 253; Howgego P21; Cox I pp. 394-95; Hosken p. 154; Ibrahim-Hilmy II 93 Uncut, Bound in period style boards. Some toning and light spotting, some offsetting from portrait onto title leaf 3 folding engraved maps, colored in outline, 6 engraved plates, 2 leaves of engraved music. xxviii, 372, [4pp. Music]; xcii pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 265061

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Item Description: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, London, 1799. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Rebacked with original spine laid down, worn at tips, white linen tape applied to hinges. Internally clean and fresh. First map with two short tears along folds; second torn at intersection of two folds (about 2"x2"). Maps clean and fresh as well. xxx [half-title present], [2ff], 372, xcii. Printing and the Mind of Man 253. Cox, I.394. 4to: contemporary full tree calf, frontis protrait + 5 plates; 2 leaves of music; 2 folding maps (one colored in outline) + folding chart. Bookseller Inventory # 014633

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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:performed: PARK, Mungo.
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Item Description: London. Published by W. Bulmer & Co. for the Author. 1799., 1799. 4to. 26cm,The First Edition, xxviii,372,xcii, [iv]p., engraved frontis portrait(Park), 2 folding maps, 1 folding chart, & 5 engraved plateillustrations, in contemporary full speckled calf boards rebacked, giltdecorated raised bands, gilt decorations in the panels, dark marooncrushed morocco label gilt, gilt decorated border on the boards, newendpapers, some wear on the boards, general fold map which is colouredin outline is trimmed to the text, a very good to fine attractive copyof the First Edition of the travel and exploration classic. (cgc) On 21June 1795, Park reached the Gambia River and ascended it 200 miles to aBritish trading station named Pisania. On 2 December, accompanied by twolocal guides, he started for the unknown interior.[8] He chose the routecrossing the upper Senegal basin and through the semi-desert region ofKaarta. The journey was full of difficulties, and at Ludamar he wasimprisoned by a Moorish chief for four months. On 1 July 1796, heescaped, alone and with nothing but his horse and a pocket compass, andon the 21st reached the long-sought Niger River at S‚gou, being the firstEuropean to do so.[9] He followed the river downstream 80 miles to Silla,where he was obliged to turn back, lacking the resources to gofurther.[10] On his return journey, begun on 29 July, he took a routemore to the south than that originally followed, keeping close to theNiger River as far as Bamako, thus tracing its course for some 300miles.[11] At Kamalia he fell ill, and owed his life to the kindness ofa man in whose house he lived for seven months. Eventually he reachedPisania again on 10 June 1797, returning to Scotland by way of Antiguaon 22 December. He had been thought dead, and his return home with newsof the discovery of the Niger River evoked great public enthusiasm. Anaccount of his journey was drawn up for the African Association by BryanEdwards, and his own detailed narrative appeared in 1799 (Travels in theInterior of Africa). Park's book was a success because it detailed whathe observed, what he survived, and the people he encountered. His honestdescriptions set a standard for future travel writers to follow. Thisgave Europeans a glimpse of what Africa was really like. Park introducedthem to a vast, unexplored continent. After his death public andpolitical interest in Africa began to increase. He had proved that Africacould be explored. Perhaps the most lasting effect of Park's travels,though, was their influence on European governments. Bookseller Inventory # 34488

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Item Description: 1799, 1799. 4to. Pp. xxxviii, 372, (vi) including 2 pages of music, xcii. With engraved portrait, 3 folding maps and 5 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, hinges weak, rubbed. Published in the same year as the first edition. Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the Niger River. "Until the publication of Park's [first] book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and the coastal areas. Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorolgy of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value". (PMM). Cox I, p. 394. Gay 2788. Ibrahim-Hilmy ii, p. 93. Printing and the Mind of Man 253. Bookseller Inventory # 45018

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Item Description: London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1799.4to. Contemporary mottled calf, skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, spine richly gilt. . With engraved portrait, 2 plates with musical scores, 3 folding maps (1 tear rep.) and 5 engraved plates (2 folding). XXVIII,372,XCII,(2) pp.Published in the same year as the first edition; with bookplate of J.S.W.S. Erle Drax. - Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the well-nigh fabulous waters of the Niger. He followed the river almost to the Senegal valley. He finally reached Gambia after a lengthy return journey. His journal included a detailed description of travel conditions, the nature of the area, rivers, and customs of various tribes. 'Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa' (PMM 253). Written in a straightforward unpretentious, narrative style, it gave readers their first realistic description of everyday life in west Africa, depicting without the censorious, patronizing contempt which so often has disfigured European accounts of Africa (DNB).- Some age-browning and offsetting of the plates otherwise a beautiful copy. Cox I, p.394; Gay 2788; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.93; Hess & Coger 5655; Scheybeler,The Paolo Bianchi Collection, 279; Howgego P21. Bookseller Inventory # 5492

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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Mungo Park

Mungo Park

Published by Printed By W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, London (1799)

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Item Description: Printed By W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, London, 1799. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st impression recently, sympathetically and beautifully rebound in dark brown half-leather with 5 raised bans, decoration, title panel with titles and publication date to spine in gilt and marbled boards with leather corners so that the joints have no wear and the binding is entirely sound, undamaged and square. Internally matching marbled endpapers, all engraved plates and maps present - most page gatherings but not all quite heavily tanned with some occasional staining and a few professional paper repairs to pages, maps etc; also periodically the small, neat, blind embossed stamp of 'The Institution' at Stamford, Lincolnshire - an historic Literary and Scientific institute which flourished during the Victorian period. A very nice volume of this scarce 1st printing. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001118

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Item Description: Printed By W. Bulmer & Co for the Author, London, 1799. First Edition. A very good uncut copy in early 20th century 1/2 pale tan calf, retaining the original red leather title label and pale mauve cloth sides LACKING the map of North Africa and the Chart (both from the appendix). An interesting association copy having belonged to Isaac Spooner, father-in- law of William Wilberforce, who has written on the half title: "Isaac Spooner. paid Joseph Barratt sub. 1:1:0 20th June 1798. received the book in May 1799 and paid Barratt the other half-guinea". Bookseller Inventory # 41446

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Item Description: London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author 1799., 1799. Second edition. 4:o. XXVIII, (2), 372, XCII pp. + portrait frontispiece + 3 plates after drawings by the author + 2 folding botanical plates + 2 plates of music + 3 folding maps. Later cloth, occasional foxing, a few neat underlines in the text, signature on title-page, overall very good. One of the most important books in the history of the exploration of Africa. First edition was published the same year. PMM 253. Bookseller Inventory # 163704

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PARK, MUNGO

Published by W BULMER AND CO FOR THE AUTHOR, London (1799)

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Item Description: W BULMER AND CO FOR THE AUTHOR, London, 1799. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Major RENNELL (illustrator). Second Edition. With xxviii + (2), + blank + (2) pages of music + blank + 372, + xcii pages, with portrait frontispiece, 3 plates after drawings by the author, 2 folding botanical plates, 2 plates of music, 3 folding maps (one neatly repaired with no loss) ,later (2oth century) quarter calf, very good condition, published in the same year as the first edition and a corner stone in any collection of books on African Exploration. Size: 10.5 x 8 Inches, 26 X 21 CMS. Hard Cover. Bookseller Inventory # ALD/310

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Park, Mungo, Dr

Published by Published by Evert Duyckinck, J Oram, Printer, New York (1813)

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Item Description: Published by Evert Duyckinck, J Oram, Printer, New York, 1813. Book Condition: Early mottled sheep. Later American edition. Later American edition. Folding map engraved by Scoles after Major Rennell as frontispiece. 261, 94 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Park, a surgeon, at the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks and for the African Association, set out to find the source of the Niger. Park suffered through many hardships. Finally with the aid of the slave trader Karfa Taura, he reached Gambia from whence he took an American slave ship, the "Charlestown" to the West Indies and then home. After his return, Bryan Edwards, Secretary of the African Association, published an "Abstract from the Travels into the Interior of Africa" based upon Park's account and notes. This created quite an interest and Park expanded his notes into this work. Park, wanting to complete his search for the source of the Niger returned to Africa in 1805 and journeyed once again. He perished during this expedition and it was not until 1831 that the source was finally reached by John and Richard Lander. This work was very popular and "has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value." (PMM). Library Company of Philadelphia "Negro History 1553-1903" 13; PMM 253 (first edition) Folding map engraved by Scoles after Major Rennell as frontispiece. 261, 94 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 226394

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Park, Mungo

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Item Description: HUMPHREYS PHILADELPHIA 1800, PHILADELPHIA, 1800. folding map (illustrator). 1ST US EDITION. Full calf Good + tight condition hardback edges rubbed One of the great early explorations in Africa . thick 8vo MAPS, folding map has some fold tears. Bookseller Inventory # 003473

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PARK, Mungo.

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Item Description: Crosby and Letterman, London., 1799. First edition thus. An abridgement of the version published by Bulmer in the same year. Octavo. pp xvi, 218. Frontispiece and one other plate. Four-page publishers' catalogue at rear. Period binding of full calf with gilt rules and leather title label on spine.Some sporadic foxing. Covers rubbed at the edges. Joints splitting. Good. Bookseller Inventory # PARKMUNG022249

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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Park, Mungo

Park, Mungo

Published by Printed from the London Quarto Edition by James Humphreys and sold by him, Philadelphia (1800)

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Item Description: Printed from the London Quarto Edition by James Humphreys and sold by him, Philadelphia, 1800. First Philadelphia edition. First published in 1799. Large folding map by [ Benjamin] Tanner after Rennell (torn). 8vo. "[A] classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value" (PMM). Library Company of Philadelphia "Negro History 1553-1903" 13; PMM 253 (first edition); Shipton and Mooney 38188 Contemporary sheep. Spine wormed, label lacking, rubbed, some browning of text, generally light, tears to endpapers and one leaf of contents, with losses. With a list of Subscribers following the Preface including: Elias Boudinot, Clement Biddle, Isaac Beers, James Logan, Benjamin W. Morris, Jedediah Morse and Benjamin Rush. A number of the subscribers are booksellers or printers. With the signature of T. H. Parker on the pastedown. In a rust cloth open end case Large folding map by [ Benjamin] Tanner after Rennell (torn). 8vo First Philadelphia edition. First published in 1799. Bookseller Inventory # 65230

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