Edinburgh: T. Nelson and Sons, 1871.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xii, -560 pp, with 66 illustrations (many full page). Publisher's dark red cloth decorated in black and gilt. Corners rubbed, some fraying at foot of spine, small hole in cloth at rear joint. Internals fine. Kingston authored many tales of adventure for boys over a long career. Like many of them, this one begins as a nautical tale, as the hero finds a job aboard a vessel that undergoes a series of misfortunes. Eventually he ends up ashore in Africa, where further adventures ensue, including crossings through jungle and desert and encounters with a variety of dangerous wildlife.