Title: Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration
Publisher: Tinsley Brothers, London
Publication Date: 1863
Edition: First edition.
333 & 306 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Burton, four wood engraved plates, lacks folding lithographic map. A record of two explorations -- to Abeokata, Nigeria's capital and the Camaroon Mountains where he ascended Mt. Victoria -- when Burton was posted as Consul in Fernando Po, a boring, seemingly dead-end position he despised. PENZER 70. Interior contents clean, a fresh firm set, raised bands. Modern three quarter brown calf and marbled boards with red leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Near fine. 2 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 17957
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