Kirk on the Zambesi, A Chapter of African History.

By: COUPLAND, REGINALD.

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COUPLAND, REGINALD. Kirk on the Zambesi, A Chapter of African History. By R. Coupland [4 lines credits] Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1928. Octavo.

Bound maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, rubbed a bit, bookplate of M.S Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, very light tanning of pages, otherwise contents clean. Dust jacket in plastic protective sleeve, tattered a bit at spine ends, dj spine darkened, a removed tape spot on front cover of dj, soiled some.

Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, [v]-vi preface, (1) contents, (1) list of illustrations, [1]-286pp. Pages 279-286 is the index. Color frontispiece of a sketch-map by Kirk, there are 14 other full page illustrations. 3 of these are in color and are reproductions of color sketches made by John Kirk of the landscape. The others are black & white photographs taken by Kirk. At the end is a folding map. First Edition.

David Livingstone picked John Kirk for the double post of botanist and medical officer to the expedition to ascend the Zambesi river and prospect the unknown interior in order to ascertain its possibilities for British trade and settlement. Kirk was David Livingstone's lieutenant in Africa for more than five years, becoming his trusted friend. Livingstone's personality dominates this book, which reprints several of the explorer's letters.

Title: Kirk on the Zambesi, A Chapter of African History.

Author Name: COUPLAND, REGINALD.

Illustrator: Oxford, at the Clarendon Press,

Categories: MISSIONS, BIOGRAPHY, AFRICA, 20TH CENTURY BOOKS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: 1928

Binding: Bound maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine,

Book Condition: rubbed a bit, bookplate of M.S Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, very light tanning of pages, otherwise contents clean. Dust jacket in plastic protective sleeve, tattered a bit at spine ends, dj spine darkened, a removed tape spot on front cover of dj, soiled some.

Jacket Condition: Dust jacket in plastic protective sleeve, tattered a bit at spine ends, dj spine darkened, a removed tape spot on front cover of dj, soiled some.

Type: book

Size: Octavo

Book Number: 17014

Keywords: Africa, Biography, David Livingstone, John Kirk, Zambesi River, Explorers, Exploration, Missions, Missionaries