New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; xxii, 638, (6), Harper Books of Travel & Adventure Catalogue; Illustrated with a double-page wood engraved frontispiece, thirty-six black and white illustrations including twelve full page plates and a folding map colored in outline at rear; pebbled green cloth, ruled in blind, gilt lettered spine, beige coated endpapers;. Internally very good, binding is tight and solid, complete with all plates and the map; spine is chipped at top right edge and at foot with 3/4 inch loss of cloth. Item #18304
David Livingstone, the Scottish medical missionary, is known to history as the greatest explorer of his age and a dedicated humanitarian who devoted his life to the eradication of the African slave trade. He was a national hero to his contemporaries and time has confirmed his reputation as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of the eminent Victorians, both in his achievement and in his influence." - George Martelli.