SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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O'NEILL, Thomas.
Sketches of African Scenery from Zanzibar to the Victoria Nyanza...

London: Church Missionary House, 1878.
Not in Abbey; Bobins 106.
London: Church Missionary House, 1878.

FIRST EDITION. Quarto; original printed wrappers with ornate border, preserved in a modern red quarter morocco cloth box with raised bands and lettered in gilt. Nineteen chromo-lithographed plates on nine leaves. One uncoloured map is set in text. Text foxed. A scarce work. The church played a pivotal role in the Colonial life in Africa. MS signature across front wrapper and title page. Coloured plates in order: 1. The start from Kikoka, 18th July 1876. 2. Village of Rosako. 3. Rapids on the Wami River. 4. View in the Nguru Mountains, near Mamro on the Wami. 5. View from the C.M.S. Camp, Mkundi River, Usagara, looking East. 6. C.M.S. Camp at Magubika, Usagara. 7. Panoramic view from the C.M.S. Camp, Mkundi River, Usagara, looking West. 8. Mpwapwa, in the Usagara Mountains. 9. View from the C.M.S. Station, Mpwapwa, looking West. 10. C.M.S. Camp in Western Ugogo. 11. Nguru, Capital of Usukuma. 12. Grave of Dr. John Smith at Kagei. 13. Repairing the Daisy at Kagei. 14. Grant Bay, Victoria Nyanza, from the Island of Ukerewe. 15. C.M.S. Camp and Building Yard, Bukindo, Ukerewe. 16. Entrance Gate to Bukindo, Island of Ukerewe. 17. Court House and Entrance to King's Palace, Bukindo. 18. Marketing at the C.M.S. Camp, Ukerewe. 19. Wreck of the Dhow.