library binding boards good / text good/ few library marks only reference plate only no stamps spine label/ coloured frontispiece, plates, 20 photo illustrations complete as list , 5 maps ( 2 folding ) Text in Clean Unmarked Condition. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY - Being the Narrative ...
Éditeur : Murray
Date d'édition : 1896
Reliure : Hard Bound
Etat du livre : Good Ex-Libary
Description du livre John Murray, London, 1896. Hard Cover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. (SAVE on USA Shipping total cost under 1lb $3.75 under 2 lb $4.25 includes courier cost)(Canadian customers shipping adjusted for postal code weight etc. Light thin items ship as letter post. ) Books shipped Tuesday Thursday Saturday for books ordered 2 day before. DIGITAL PICTURES ON REQUEST. Aprox. Wgt. includes Packaging. Edition not stated, no other date. Presumed First. No Jacket (NOT ebook, NOT reprint or facimilie. Has somewhat torren bookplate titled "The Colledge of Preceptors. Certificate Examination Christmas 1912 with 6 lines of faint writing that has long ago been erased." NO library stamps, pouches or other markeings.CONDITION: COVER FRONT -Light wear to leather at binding length of left hand edge. Light to moderate 2 1/4 inch edge wear top right hand edge. Heavy edge wear top right hand tip. Heavy edge wear bottom right hand tip. Light edge wear bottom hand edge. 1/4 inch scratch top right hand corner. Two light 1/2 inch scratch near right hand edge. Light to moderate uniform fading length of length of front cover. COVER BACK - 1 1/2 inch light to moderate uniform fading/sunning length of right hand edge. 1/4 inch light to moderate uniform fading width of top hand edge. Heavy 1/2 inch rub line middle right hand side of. Heavy 1/4 inch rub mark middle right hand side of. 2 1/2 inch heavy rub line bottom right hand edge. Heavy rubbing corner tips. Light 1 inch scratch bottom left hand corner. SPINE 1/8th by 1/4 inch heavy rubbing top edge. 1 inch moderate rub mark bottom. Ribs are rubbed. INTERIOR - Bookplate has 1 1/4 inch tear top right hand corner. 1/2 inch torren from bottom middle. Foldout map has 4 inch clean tear at bottom. STATS - Book Dimensions 8 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches. 422 Pages. Glossary of native words and technical terms, Index of authors and persons, Index of localities, Subject index. 20 pages of full page black & white photos, drawings, illustrations, Illustrated with 1/4 page black & white drawings, photos. 1 foldout map, WGT. to 4 lbs. CLIP - IN the early days of African exploration the interest of the geographical problems was so absorbing that but little attention was paid to those of other branches of natural science. This restricted range of interest was originally due to the fascination of the problems of the sources of the Nile and the course of the Congo, the exploration of the great lakes, and the discovery of the equatorial snow-capped mountains. It survived, however, owing to the once prevalent belief that Tropical Africa would nev er yield its fair share of help in the advancement of science. It was thought that all we had to expect from the exploration of this region was the record of new topographical facts and the removal of the blank spaces from our maps. Some of the problems its natural history presented to us were regarded as too complex to be solved with the available methods of inquiry. For example, the extent to which the tribes have intermarried and intermingled, have acquired new languages and lost all knowledge of their own, has so confused the race characteristics, that many authorities have s adly confessed it to be absolutely impossible to place African anthropology on a scientific basis. The evidence of this legion on the remaining subjects was, on the other hand, regarded as too simple and monotonous to affect the development of scientific principles. Thus, when it was reported that f rom whatever side approached, in whatever direction traversed, the whole interior of the continent consisted of one vast expanse of gneiss and schist, geologists were ready, with Sir Roderick Murchison, to dismiss Africa south of the Sahara as a continen t without a history. N° de réf. du vendeur 010294