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Lot 1015: 2V Georg August Schweinfurth THE HEART OF AFRICA 1874 First American Edition Antique English Travel & Exploration Tissue-Guarded Plates Woodcuts
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Heart of Africa. Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1865 to 1871.
Author: Georg Schweinfurth - Georg August Schweinfurth (December 29, 1836 – September 19, 1925) was a Baltic German botanist, traveller in East Central Africa and ethnologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translator: Ellen E. Frewer
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Dr. Schweinfurth, a German botanist, details his scientific expedition to the interior Sudan and the Congo from 1868-1871.
Condition / Notes: This is the first American edition of this set. The antique volumes are bound in green cloth covers with blindstamped lettering on the spines. There is light rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The second volume has a crack in the rear hinge. The first volume has solid binding. The text blocks are solid. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The works are profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and textual illustrations (woodcuts).
The books are protected by clear mylar dust jackets.
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