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This is an auction for AFRICA EXPLORED: EUROPEANS ON THE DARK CONTINENT, 1769-1889, by Christopher Hibbert.

"Christopher Hibbert has done well to compress a hundred years of discovery into one thoroughly readable volume."
- The Times

"Sprightly, interesting reading."
- Library Journal (US)

The stories are so good and Hibbert so expert in retelling them that readers will be enthralled."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

"Hibbert is a writer of absolute certainty, and it is hard not to believe that he was himself on hand at every occasion he recounts."
- The New Yorker

"Fascinating reading. Africa Explored is likely to send the reader back to the explorers' own published accounts to gratify the curiosity Hibbert so entertainingly stimulates."
- Los Angeles Times

"Hibbert writes exceptionally well, with a sharp eye for the clash of character and the dramatic moment."
- Chicago Tribune

Amazon.com review:

"Many outstanding men?James Bruce, Richard Francis Burton, David Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley, and others?won lasting fame from their African journeys. AFRICA EXPLORED relates Mungo Park's being robbed and left for dead in the West African desert, then saved by repeated acts of kindness; Burton and Speke's search for the legendary Mountains of the Moon that fed the Nile; Alexander Laing's fatal voyage to Timbuktu; Livingston's journeys up the Zambezi River; German missionary Johannes Rebmann's astonishment at beholding the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro; and other incredible encounters with strange animals, the slave trade, crippling diseases, and desert nomads."

Hardback 1982.

336 pages + 54 illustrations.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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