Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, from the earliest ages to the present time; including the substance of the late Dr Leyden's work on that subject

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Author: Murray, Hugh (1779-1846)

Year: 1818

Publisher: Archibald Constable & Company

Place: Edinburgh

Description:

2 volumes: xxiii+557 pages with fold out frontispiece map and two additional maps (one folding); vii+550 pages with folding frontispiece map, tables, three maps and appendix. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") recased with original leather boards and original spine laid on. Second edition corrected and enlarged. First published in 1817.

Hugh Murray was a geographer. Hugh entered the Edinburgh excise office as a clerk, but from the first devoted his leisure to literary pursuits, publishing The Swiss Emigrants in 1804; two philosophical treatises (The Morality of Fiction 1805, and Enquiries respecting the Character of Nations 1808); and another romance, Corasmin, or the Minister in 1814. In 1816 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to whose Transactions he contributed, among other papers, one, in 1818, On the Ancient Geography of Central and Eastern Asia, with Illustrations derived from Recent Discoveries in the North of India. In 1817 he enlarged and completed Dr. Leyden's Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa. Similar works by him on Asia and North America followed; the former being published in three volumes at Edinburgh in 1820 and the latter in London in 1829.

Condition:

Recased with original leather spines and covers laid on and, new end papers, frontispiece map of volume one need of repair at some folds else a good to very good set.


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