ca 1880 Pristine, Ornate Illustrated - The Life and Exploration of David Livingst - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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ca 1880 Pristine, Ornate Illustrated - The Life and Exploration of David Livingst
Size: 12" x 10" x 2.5"
Publisher: Daniel Chadwick - Lancashire
PRISTINE and close to EXCELLENT condition
Bible is SOLD
"The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LLD., Carefully compiled from reliable sources. Published by Daniel Chadwick - Lancashire."
Collector's dream volume - extremely rare - large sized 12" x 10". Professionally rebound with original leather plates at front and rear. New full leather, spine quality is like new, gilded gold titles are like new.
Amazing full color preliminary portraits. Dozens of sepia portraits, most full size of missionary and explorer life in Africa. This is a unique, heavy and large size volume. Color frontispieces of "the meeting of Stanley and Livingstone" and "Livingstone" surrounding Africa missionary life, tinted lithos throughout volume. Recently rebound in dark brown leather, preserving the elaborately decorated front and rear covers from the original binding, which are lightly scuffed and worn. Gilt on edges scuffed. Two color plates at front, including a title page crediting Adam & Co. as publisher, although the plainer title page following this notes Daniel Chadwick as publisher. Also a color map of south and central Africa and many tinted lithos. A few pages with light chipping and wear at edges, sporadic foxing and/or smudging. Circa 1880 (no date printed).; 632 pages. Binding is Hardcover.
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