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Lot 270: Africa.- Owen (William Fitzwilliam Wentworth) Narrative of Voyages to explore the shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar, 2 vol., 1st ed., cont. calf, 1833.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

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16 November 2016

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Description: Africa.- Owen (Capt. William Fitzwilliam Wentworth) Narrative of Voyages to explore the shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar; performed in H.M.Ships Leven and Barracouta, edited by Heaton Bowstead Robinson, 2 vol., first edition, errata slip in vol.1, 5 lithographed plates, 4 folding engraved maps, illustrations, some foxing, mostly to titles, plates and maps, Frances Mary Richardson Currer's copy with her engraved bookplate, contemporary plum calf with ornamental blocking in blind, spines with green roan labels, one lacking, rubbed and faded, especially spines, vol.1 with short split to upper joint at foot, 8vo, 1833. ⁂ Owen's own account of his expedition to survey the coast of East and South East Africa (see also lot 210)

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