The Boys Book of Explorations, True Stories of the Heroes of Travel and Discovery in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. From the "Dark Ages" to the "Wonderful Century."
New York: Doubleday, Page and Co. 1900.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 441 pp, in original pictorial cloth binding. Mild spine slant, light wear to boards. Binding tight, contents unmarked and bright. An impressively comprehensive survey for the genre, including several chapters on David Livingstone and Stanley's rescue mission, as well as the African expeditions of Burton, Speke, Grant Baker, Schweinfurth, and Joseph Thomson, the Asian explorations of Sven Hedin and W. Woodville Rockhill, and the early history of Australian exploration and settlement. Copiously and attractively illustrated, several maps.