Travels in Africa



Author: Mungo Park

Second edition, Africa, Mandingo.


Mungo Park, Travels in Africa. London: Bulmer & Co, 1799. Travels in the interior districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. Second Edition. Quarto, pp. xxviii + 372 + xcii (Appendix) + (1) Postscript and Negro Song.

Lacks frontispiece portrait, fold-out maps and 2 engraved plates of music.

Text is complete and includes A Vocabulary of the Mandingo Language, Geographical Illustrations of Mr Park’s Journey by Major Renelle (7 Chapters), postscript and a Negro Song, pages show tanning towards edges and light foxing through-out. A tight copy, handsomely recased in full calf, a double gilt border encloses a tooled vine border on front and back boards, five ridges to spine, title and authors name in gilt on red leather labels .