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(LIVINGSTONE, David) MONK, William, The Rev. (ed. and intro.)

Dr. Livingstone’s Cambridge Lectures,

together with a Prefatory Letter by the Rev. Professor Sedgwick.

Published: Cambridge & London: Deighton, Bell, and Co., & Bell and Daldy, 1860

Stock code: 99801

Price: £450

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Second edition, two years after the first and much expanded from it. “Dr. Livingstone’s visit to Cambridge, together with the impression produced among us thereby, as well as by his lectures, have been herein stereotyped so as not only to stimulate the Missionary movement, just now the great question of our Church, but also to help forward in some degree the regeneration of Africa … he has indeed left a track behind him! not only in this seat of learning but also in those of Oxford and Dublin. He has sown seeds in soils wherein have been cultivated for centuries bright genius, deep research, high resolves and great deeds, which will in the end produce marvellous and enduring fruits in Africa!” (Monk’s preface). The lectures are “accompanied by a number of valuable notes, and the appendix contains information respecting the historical aspect, geography, meteorology, and botany of South Africa, and particulars respecting the native races and their religion …” (Mendelssohn). Attractive and uncommon in the cloth.

Octavo. Original royal blue linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Lithographic portrait frontispiece and 2 folding maps, routes inked in red. Ex-Leamington Free Public Library, their neat blind-stamp to the front free endpaper, corner of the frontispiece and occasionally to the text, bookplate verso of the title page recording the book’s presentation by the Rev. F.A. Beaumont, but remains a very good copy, just a little rubbed at the extremities, pale toning to the text.

Bibliography: Howgego, IV, L34; Mendelssohn, I, p.910; SABIB, III, p.134

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