Eva Hope - Stanley And Africa - 1880

Descripción
Eva Hope - Stanley And Africa - 1880
Aventuras y Descubrimientos, África, Historia, Historia colonial, Libros ilustrados, Viajes / exploración - Cantidad: 1 - Con frontis de Stanley y 30 grabados en madera. - Libro

With frontispiece of Stanley plus 30 Full-page Wood Engravings

This is a very fine general survey of African exploration during the Victorian era, incorporating chapters on Stanley, Speke, Burton and many of the other most important explorers of the period. Much like the astronauts of the Apollo era, these explores in Africa were great heroes of their age and their toils and adventures thrilled readers around the world who were always eager to learn more.

Item Description
An attractive work of ‘Stanley and Africa’ by Eva Hope (The author of "The Life of General Gordon"). Illustrated with frontispiece of Stanley and 30 full-page wood engravings. Published by Walter Scott, London, c.1880. A good example of a decorated Victorian cloth binding in nice condition. Original dark green boards with gilt lettering on front board and to spine. Finely crafted, bearing a portrait of Stanley in tooled gold leaf, which is also depicted on the spine. A truly lovely historical travel book.

Book Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 2.5cm & Number of Pages: 433 + 5 pages of advertisements.

Condition
Mildly rubbed and marked boards. Neat ink inscription on first blank page. No internal foxing, only some foxing spots to closed edge pages. All plates are present. The contents are bright and clean. (Please see pictures).




Detalles del lote
Objeto
Libro
Número de libros
1
Tema
Aventuras y Descubrimientos, África, Historia, Historia colonial, Libros ilustrados, Viajes / exploración
Autor/ Ilustrador
Eva Hope
Título del libro
Stanley And Africa
Estado
Buena
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
1880
Edición
Edición ilustrada
Idioma
Inglés
Lengua original
Yes
Editorial
Walter Scott
Encuadernación
Libro de tapa dura
Extras
Con frontis de Stanley y 30 grabados en madera.
Número de páginas
433
Dimensiones
19×13.5 cm
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