Narrative of travels and discoveries in northern and central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824...extending across the great desert to the tenth degree of northern latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire...with an appendix É by Major Dixon Denham...and Captain Hugh Clapperton...the survivors of the expedition. Dixon Denham, Captain Hugh Clapperton, Maj., the late Doctor Oudney.
Narrative of travels and discoveries in northern and central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824...extending across the great desert to the tenth degree of northern latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire...with an appendix É by Major Dixon Denham...and Captain Hugh Clapperton...the survivors of the expedition

Narrative of travels and discoveries in northern and central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824...extending across the great desert to the tenth degree of northern latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire...with an appendix É by Major Dixon Denham...and Captain Hugh Clapperton...the survivors of the expedition

London: John Murray, 1826. First edition, 4to, 2 vols. in 1; pp. x, [2], [xi]-xlviii (i.e. lxviii), 335, [1]; [4], 269, [1]; 38 engraved plates and maps (1 folding and backed with linen, 1 hand-colored), 6 wood-engraved vignettes in the text; half brown morocco over marbled cloth, rebacked, old gilt-decorated spine neatly laid down; very good, sound copy. Denham (1786-1828) made extensive and important explorations in Africa. When he accompanied Bornuese troops in an expedition against the Fellatah, they were put to utter rout and only Denham escaped with his life "after encountering dangers and deprivations, his narrative of which reads like a frenzied dream...The work, which went through several editions, has numerous illustrations from sketches by the author, together with an Appendix of Natural History, and other notes" (DNB). He was later appointed lieutenant-governor of the colony of Sierra Leone where he died of the African fever. Item #23980

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