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Thursday 25th January 2018: 1:00pm GMT

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Lot 9

Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) and Verney Lovett Cameron. To the Gold Coast for Gold: A Personal Narrative, 2 vol., first edition, original cloth, 1883.

 

Hammer Price: £1,700

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Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) and Verney Lovett Cameron. To the Gold Coast for Gold: A Personal Narrative, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, 2 folding maps, colour frontispiece, illustrations, vol.1 with 32pp. publishers' catalogue at end, first map slightly soiled and frayed at edge, very occasional spotting, original decorative red cloth, gilt, rubbed and slight mottled by damp, spines faded, [Penzer p.106], 8vo, 1883.

⁂ Burton defied an order by the Foreign Office not to travel for commercial purposes and set out to explore and survey the Gold Coast with Cameron in search for gold, on behalf of the Guinea Gold Coast Mining Co. They found evidence of gold and other minerals but were forced to return to England by the Foreign Office and to forfeit all rights to the deposits.

Full Lot Details

Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) and Verney Lovett Cameron. To the Gold Coast for Gold: A Personal Narrative, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, 2 folding maps, colour frontispiece, illustrations, vol.1 with 32pp. publishers' catalogue at end, first map slightly soiled and frayed at edge, very occasional spotting, original decorative red cloth, gilt, rubbed and slight mottled by damp, spines faded, [Penzer p.106], 8vo, 1883.

⁂ Burton defied an order by the Foreign Office not to travel for commercial purposes and set out to explore and survey the Gold Coast with Cameron in search for gold, on behalf of the Guinea Gold Coast Mining Co. They found evidence of gold and other minerals but were forced to return to England by the Foreign Office and to forfeit all rights to the deposits.