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BOWDICH, THOMAS EDWARD: - Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, during the Autumn of 1823, while on His Third Voyage to Africa; by the Late T. Edward Bowdich, esq. To which is added by Mrs. Bowdich, 1. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, ... ; 2. A description of the English settlements on the river Gambia ... ; 3. Appendix, containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic. London, George B. Whittaker, 1825.

. 4to. Pp. xii, 278. With four hand-coloured lithographs by C. Hullmandel after S. Bowdich and eighteen monochrome engraved plates, of which ten devoted to natural history specimens, seven about fish and one linguistic plate. Contemporary half calf, rebacked with original spine preserved, rubbed. Old signature on title. Two small holes on title without any text loss. Bookplate. Some browning and staining throughout. First edition of this interesting work on Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands mainly devoted to geology, zoology and botany. Bowdich, born in 1791, participated in several voyages to Africa but died on this mission only 33 years old at Bathurst (Banjul) when he was about to undertake a trigonometric survey of the Gambia region. This work was published posthumously by his widow and travel companion Sarah Bowdich. Abbey Travel 194. Colas 418. Gay 2983.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2157.17 | £UK 1559.5 | JP¥ 234727] Booknumber: 99106

Total: EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2157.17 | £UK 1559.5 | JP¥ 234727]

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