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Africa Explored

By: Christopher Hibbert

Hardback cloth boards,Dust-Jacket

Publisher: Allen Lane 1982

Condition: Good: dust-jacket good,owner's stamp on title page

First Edition,History

ISBN: 0713913711

Jonathon Swift was quite right; in the eighteenth century 'the Dark continent' was barely known. And it was in order to 'cast light upon its darkness' that the African Association was formed by the rich members of a fashionable dining club in London in 1788. The book opens with the pioneering journey to Ethiopia of the Scottish laird James Bruce...it ends with the travels of the lonely arrogant journalist H.M. Stanley...

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