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Du Chaillu Paul

Published by New York Charles Scribner’s Sons 1902, 1902
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First Edition. Illustrated with 24 black and white plates by Victor Perard. 8vo, publisher s original dark gray cloth pictorially decorated on the upper cover with a scene of Mombo s village in white, black and blue and lettered in gilt, the spine gilt lettered and with a small vignette in blind. xvi, 225, 4 pp. ads. A very handsome copy, internally with fresh clean paper, a bit of loosening within the case, the binding very attractive with minor age evidence and light wear to the head and tail-caps. FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORK BY ONE OF THE GREAT 19TH CENTURY EXPLORERS OF AFRICA. Du Chaillu s first travels to Equatorial Africa were to an area previously unexplored by Europeans--the wooded region bordering the Equator, in the interior of Western Africa. It was on that journey that he was able to observe the habits of several remarkable species of animals found nowhere else and heretofore unknown. These included the gorilla, and Du Chaillu s famous engraving was the first published illustration of this remarkable animal. In subsequent works, the intention was to map out the geography in such a way that there would be no mistake as to Du Chaillu s discoveries. He went through rigorous study, prior to his journey, in the use of instruments which allowed him to fix by astronomical observations and compass bearings, the altitudes and locations of places. He gained in large measure by the support of the Royal Geographical Society both monetarily and academically. And his scientific observations were enhanced by the Greenwich Observatory inclusions in this volume. His further studies into the habits of the gorilla of Western Equatorial Africa was of remarkable benefit to scholars and scientists laying a groundwork for the ongoing study of this animal and Du Chaillu was further able to obtain and study live specimens because of his relationships with the indigenous peoples of the region. Additionally, he paid great attention to a serious study of the indigenous peoples--investigating their political state, customs, cultural legends and so forth. Du Chaillu considered that these peoples were inhabitants of the least developed area of Africa and that a study of them was of immeasurable worth to the developed world. Bookseller Inventory # 22089

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Publisher: New York Charles Scribner s Sons 1902

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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