Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1838 -1840. 1834.
1st Edition, Thus. Hardcover. Guizot, M. [Howard Malcom, Mungo Park, Benjamin Franklin] GENERAL HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN EUROPE, FROM THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, with TRAVELS IN THE BURMAN EMPIRE [Travels in South-Eastern Asia], with THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF MUNGO PARK, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF AFRICAN DISCOVERY FROM DEATH OF PARK TILL THE YEAR 1838, with THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, 1838 -1840. Four titles bound together in a contemporary half leather over marbled paper covered boards. First Editions Thus. Guizot, M. GENERAL HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN EUROPE, FROM THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION x pages, with Malcom, Howard. TRAVELS IN THE BURMAN EMPIRE, Illustrated with engraved frontispiece map of South-Eastern Asia & wood engraved vignette illustrations, 82pp. double columns. [Howard Malcom (1799-1879), clergyman and missionary, is still regarded today as an important leader of the Baptist Church. He began his career as a Baptist missionary to foreign countries in 1835, and travelled to missions in Hindustan, Burma, Siam, China, and Africa. He wrote some of his most noteworthy literature about his missionary travels. In 1839 he published "Travels in South-Eastern Asia, Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China". The present volume forms the first section of this work, and is published here for the first time separately], with Anon. THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF MUNGO PARK, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF AFRICAN DISCOVERY FROM DEATH OF PARK TILL THE YEAR 1838 illustrated with a map, 88pp., "People's Edition" so stated on upper wrapper, double columns [Mungo Park, a Scottish surgeon & explorer, was sent out by the 'Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa' to discover the course of the River Niger. Having achieved a degree of fame from his first trip, carried out alone and on foot, he returned to Africa with a party of 40 Europeans, all of whom lost their lives in the adventure], with Franklin, Benjamin THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. Xpp "People's Edition" so stated on upper wrapper, double columns. A very good or beter example, slight toning to the pages but generally quite fresh, the binding showing modest scuffing & use.
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