In 2 volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty. 1835. xxiv, 414; viii, 479. 4 lithographic plates. Bound in publisher’s half tan cloth with cream paper labels to spines. Deckle edges. Spines sunned, labels worn with some loss of text, boards rubbed, worn at extremities and a little grubby, waterstains and light foxing to outer pages. Hinges tight. A very good copy of this rare book, made exceptionally rare for having kept the publisher’s binding, containing an account of an expedition undertaken to survey and chart the west coast of Africa and Madagascar and the southeast coast. There are particularly good descriptions of the Cape and Port Natal and the disastrous sub-expedition to survey part of the Zambesi. This is the rarer of the two accounts of the expedition made.
Boteler, Capt. Thomas, Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery to Africa and Arabia, Performed in His Majesty’s Ships Leven and Barracouta, From 1821 to 1826. Under the Command of Capt. F. W. Owen, R. N., Richard Bentley, 1835