Glasgow: The Grand Colosseum Warehouse Co., undated. Hardcover. Heinrich Barth (1821-1865) was a German scholar born in Hamburg. He achieved fame as an African explorer. His scholarly gifts helped him to learn many African languages and produce very careful documentation of the places and peoples he visited. There were multiple "cheap" one volume editions of this title issued by various British and U.S. publishers in the late 1850s. This seems to be one, though it is undated. This is an extremely dense book, 548 pages in small type with small page margins.
Condition is only good. Though the spotting of the contents is limited to the ffep, there are two gutter breaks at pages 144 and 448 where just the binding cords are holding the text block together. The plain original red cloth binding is a bit worn and faded with fraying at spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the head of the spine. Item #003942