London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. [African Adventure] EARLY UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.191 . With nine engraved plates, including a frontispiece, by Ferat. Publisher's puce cloth with gilt and black titles and decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt. Repairs to starting hinges. Somewhat shaken. Moderate rubbing to cloth. Very good. A group of Russian and English scientists travel through the Kalahari desert in order to accurately measure the circumference of the Earth, only to discover in the middle of their work that their two countries have gone to war... This first English translation was originally published in 1872. Item #57448
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