Sale 624 Lot 39

* CAMPBELL, John (1766-1840). Travels in South Africa. Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society. London: for the Author by R. Rutt and Published by Black and Parry, 1815.

8vo (248 x 155 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved hand-colored folding map, 8 engraved plates. (Title with a little offsetting, frontispiece with a few marginal stains.) Publisher's drab boards (expertly rebacked retaining original backstrip and label). Provenance: Mr. Roberts (signature and original engraved receipt of his purchase from Rivington, 20 April 1815, and his? pencil and ink annotations).

FIRST EDITION, SCARCE FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL BOARDS, of Campbell's description of his first journey. Mendelssohn I, p.254.


Estimate $500-700







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