Details about THE CONGO AND COASTS OF AFRICA by R.H. DAVIS - 1st UK EDITION 1908 - H/BTHE CONGO AND COASTS OF AFRICA by R.H. DAVIS - 1st UK EDITION 1908 - H/B See original listing
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23 Dec, 2013 19:25:01 GMT
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Travel & Exploration
THE CONGO AND
COASTS OF AFRICA
1st UK Edition 1908
Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916) was an american writer, born in Philadelphia. He wrote novels, short stories, plays and works of non-fiction. He was also a famous war correspondent, and at the time of the Second Boer War he had the opportunity to see the war from both the British and Boer perspectives.
In the book for sale he provides a fascinating description of the Congo and African coasts and his experiences whilst travelling at the start of the 20th century. It is illustrated with over thirty photographs taken by himself, and contains the following chapters:
My Brother's Keeper
The Capital of the Congo
Americans in the Congo
Hunting the Hippo
Along the East Coast.
Published by T. Fisher Unwin in 1908, first UK edition. In pink boards with gold titling on the spine and black titling on the front board, the book measures approx. 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" with 220 pages.
The book has recently been rebacked and recased in the original boards, and as a result is now tight and secure. However, the old boards are in poor condition and have heavy staining and soiling that appears to be the result of water damage. The spine is also stained and the titling is worn and is now difficult to read. There is also bumping to the corners of the boards.
Internally the book is in much better condition and has new grey endpapers. The pages are clean but the plate facing page 82 (the monument in Stanley Park of Leopold) is missing. There is damp staining running down the fore edge of the plate facing page 106 and pages 104 to 106.
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