John Petherick, Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa, with Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator, Being Sketches from Sixteen Years’ Travel. London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. xii, 482 pages. Hardbound (full leather) first edition carrying the bookplate of the Edinburgh Angus Club indicating this was a prize volume given to a student in Latin. Folding map. Generally a quite attractive copy with raised hubs, gold embossing indicating this is a prize item, and tight internally. Foxing to endpapers front and rear. A rarity among early volumes on African exploration missing from many collections. $600.
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