Travels and Researches Among The Lakes and Mountains of Eastern & Central Africa
1879, First Edition. No previous owner inscriptions. Very Good. In original binding with marbled boards and raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and gilt decorative vignettes. Binding tight and book is very good with little foxing to endpapers & a touch of scattered foxing, minimal. Calf corners and board edges are rubbed and show wear; spine worn and rubbed with some minor loss [please see photo]. Elton’s main concern was the eradication of the slave trade in Eastern Africa. He travelled extensively in the region and was an important player in raising awareness of the African slave trade. He was British Consul to Zanzibar [1873-75] & H. B. M. Consul at Mozambique from 1875 until he died. He says in his dedication to Col. The Hon. Wenman Clarence Walpole Coke that "I realised that any work touching upon the slave trade demanded a completely separate treatment" to anything he had written previously. Edited and compiled by H.B. Cotterill with 3 fold-out maps: The Slave Caravan Route; Livingstonia, Lake Nyassa; and Nyassa by H.B. Cotterill and many illustrations. Introductory chapter by Frederic Holmwood, Assistant Political Agent, Zanzibar & Preface by Horace Waller. Wood engravings incl. frontis & portrait of Captain Elton. More than 40 illustrations, many with by tissue guard protectors - 'sketches taken upon the spot' principally by the author, but with contributions by Mr. Moorman, RN & Lieutenant Ogle, RN. Printed by William Clowes. 417 pp. Slave Trade, African History, Maps, Illustrations.
Author: Elton, J. Frederic
Edited by: Cotterill, H.B.
Illustrations: Many illustrations and 3 fold-out maps.
Published: 1879, John Murray, London
Edition: First edition
Book Condition: Very Good