The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom... The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom... The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom... The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom...

The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa, in the Years 1797-8.

Horneman, Frederick

Published by London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol, 1802
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol, 1802 First Edition. [xxvi], (1), 195 pp. 4to 27.2 cm. Early 20th-century brown tree-calf, gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Attractive armoral bookplate of John Wheler inside front cover along with small bookplate of Peter Isaac, Elegant bookplate of Sir Trevor Wheler inside rear cover. Signature of John Wheler on title page. 2 partially coloured engraved fold-out maps by James Rennell. Originally published in German in 1801, this is the first UK Edition complete and in near fine condition. Scarce. The accounts of Horneman (1772-1800), "the first European in modern times to traverse the north-eastern Sahara" (Britannica). He originally set out from Cairo to explore the Niger and locate its source on behalf of the African Association in London. The journey was supported by The Society instituted for the purpose of promoting discovery of the interior parts of Africa. Howgego I H100; Ibrahim-Hilmy I 309. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 6.6

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Title: The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels,...

Publisher: London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol

Publication Date: 1802

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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