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Life and explorations of Dr. Livingstone

Author Robert, J.S.
Title Life and explorations of Dr. Livingstone
Imprint Nottingham: Haslam
Date of Publication c. 1880
Language English
Notes John S. Roberts's biography of David Livingstone first appeared in the 1870s and was immediate success, contributing to the image of the Scots explorer as a saintly and indefatigable figure, a true Victorian hero whose exploits were studied by schoolchildren all over the Empire. The work was published by Adam & Co. of London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne and contained colour lithographic plates depicting in vivid detail scenes from Livingstone's life. It appears to have been reissued by provincial booksellers, who inserted an additional title page. This large-format copy was published by Haslam of Nottingham presumably for the local market.
Shelfmark AB.9.209.03
Acquired on 16/02/09
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