By E.W. Bovill

this is often the 1st of a number of volumes at the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by way of Mingo Park. It starts with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann after which leaps 1 / 4 of a century to the nice trip of Alexander Gordon Laing. The travels of Lyon, Oudney, Denham and Clapperton could be the topic of later volumes. ebook I includes an edited textual content of Hornemann's magazine of his travels from Cairo to Murzuk among 1797 and 1798 including an creation via Mr Bovill. e-book II , on Laing's undertaking to Timbucktu from 1824 until eventually his dying in 1826, has been outfitted up from miscellaneous fabric drawn from quite a few modern assets. all of the extra vital modern records, no matter if in Laing's hand or now not, were published precisely as they have been written, however the fragmentary fabric which are drawn from less significant letters and authentic despatches has been became editorial notes that are interpolated within the textual content. persisted in moment sequence 128-130. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the amount first released in 1964.

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