London: Cassell and Company, no date [1892-95]. [Colonial Exploration] COMPLETE FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes bound as two. Large octavo (27 x 20cm), pp.viii; 312; pp.viii; 312; pp.viii; 312; pp.viii; 312. With frequent half-tone vignette illustrations, as well as occasional maps and full-page illustrations. Contemporary red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines, and textured red cloth over boards. All edges and endpapers marbled. Each volume alternating between browned and clean sections. Very light rubbing to boards; spines lightly sunned. Very good. A Strand-Magazine-like compendium of articles about the history, exploration and conquest of Africa by European colonists. Item #54447
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