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Author: BURTON, RICHARD F. AND CAMERON, VERNEY LOVETT. Title: TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. A Personal Narrative. Volume II [only].
Description: Chatto & Windus, 1883. 1st Ed. vi + 381pp. Chromolitho. frontis., dec. e.ps., contemporary half morocco with cloth boards, some wear, gilt lettered spine. ¶ Penzer p. 106-7; Casada 65: ‘... an outgrowth of the trip Burton made with Cameron, who was the first European to cross central Africa (1873-75) to explore the Kong Mountains and search for gold in the valley of the Ancobra River ... Burton wrote virtually all of the first volume and much of the second ...’ With the bookplate of Ernest Terah Hooley (1859–1947) English financial fraudster. He achieved wealth and fame by buying promising companies and reselling them to the public at inflated prices, but a prosecution exposed his deceitful practices. He was made bankrupt four times and served two prison terms. Hooley was the developer of the world's first industrial park, Trafford Park on the outskirts of Manchester.
Keywords: VOYAGES AND TRAVEL; AFRICA
Price: GBP 150.00 = appr. US$ 214.20 Seller: Francis Edwards Booksellers
- Book number: 258616
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