Felix Dubois - Timbuctoo The Mysterious - 1897

Felix Dubois - Timbuctoo The Mysterious - 1897
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Reizen, Exploratie, West-Afrika, Mali, Timboektoe - Aantal: 1 - Andere extra - zie beschrijving

"With one hundred and fifty-three Illustrations from Photographs and Drawings made on the spot and Eleven Maps and Plans"

Felix Dubois, left Dakar in 1896 and travelled into Mali by train to the end of the line (just after Kayes), and then on foot and horseback to Bamako and in pinnace from Koulikoro to Timbuktu. He describes Bamako, Segou but extremely long Djenne and Timbuktu, focusing on economic and cultural activities, collecting manuscripts and bringing a unique iconography.

Item Description
A fascinating, and first edition travel journey of the author in the region and Timbuctoo. The drawings, maps, and illustrations add to the experience. Translated from the French by Diana White. Published by William Heinemann, London, 1897. Publishers’ dark green cloth with design and colour illustration on upper board. Gilt lettering and illustration to spine.

Book Dimensions: 23 x 15 cm & Number of Pages: 377 + index.

A well preserved copy. Solid, firm, and very well bound volume. Light wear to corners, with some repairs to lower spine causing missing part of illustration at bottom corner. Internally the book is in very good condition. No writing or inscription. Occasional tanning with spotting to endpapers, and few pages. Pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. The text and plates are clean and bright (Please see pictures).

Félix Dubois
Albert Félix Dubois (1862 – 1945) was a French journalist, explorer and speculator who is best known for his books about his travels in French West Africa. In 1890 he went to Guinea to report on an exploratory expedition. He later wrote reports on Palestine and on anarchism. In 1894 he was one of the reporters sent to the newly occupied city of Timbuktu. Dubois spent several weeks in Timbuktu making notes and taking photographs. These formed the basis for his 1897 book Tombouctou la Mystérieuse (Timbuctoo The Mysterious).

Aantal boeken
Exploratie, West-Afrika, Mali, Timboektoe, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Reizen
Auteur/ Illustrator
Felix Dubois
Timbuctoo The Mysterious
Zeer Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
Eerste druk
Oorspronkelijke taal
William Heinemann
Harde kaft
Andere extra - zie beschrijving
Aantal pagina‘s.
23×15 cm
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