Title AFRICA. VOL. I. NORTH AFRICA & VOL. II. SOUTH AFRICA. 2 VOLUME SET. STANFORD'S COMPENDIUM OF GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL (NEW ISSUE).
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good+
Publisher London Edward Stanford 1895
Seller ID 29656
639 pp, 671 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spines, black lettering and gilt decoraion on front boards. The two volumes contain a total of 169 b&w illustrations (including tissue-covered frontispieces) and 20 fold-out colour maps (collated). Vol. I. Chapter headings: Intro-ductory; The Atlas Region - Marocco, Algeria, Tunisia; Tripolitana; The Sahara; The Black Zone: West, Central, and East Sudan; Inhabitants and States of Sudan; Italian North-East Africa; Egypt and Nubia. Vol. II. Chapter headings: The Cameroons and South-East Atlantic Islands; French Equatorial Africa (Gaboon and Ogoway Basins; Lower Congo); The Congo Free State; Portuguese West Africa (Angola - Benguela - Mossamedes - Hinterland); German South-West Africa (Ovampo, Damara, and Great Namaqua Lands); Cape Colony; South-East Africa (Natal with Zululand; Orange Free State and Transvaal); British South Central Africa; Portuguese East Africa (Gazaland; Mozambique); German East Africa; British East Africa; Islands in the Indian Ocean; The West African Archipelagoes. Some folding maps have some edge browning, and a few tiny edge chips, and some tears archivally taped. Volume I has light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, front board is bowed along with all pages up to page 250 - mainly due to number of folded maps, browned area on rear free endpaper due to laid-in newspaper clipping, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 581 to 605, light wrinkling at top corner of pages 529 to 544, front inside hinge paper is split but hinge is holding firmly, darkening to top of text block and scattered tiny foxing marks, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Volume II has light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very small edge bumps on rear board, a few small faint stains on rear board, darkening/soiling on top of text block, split in inside hinge paper but hinges are holding firmely, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block.