By E.W. Bovill

this is often the 1st of numerous volumes at the exploration of the Niger following its discovery through Mingo Park. It starts with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann after which leaps 1 / 4 of a century to the good trip of Alexander Gordon Laing. The travels of Lyon, Oudney, Denham and Clapperton often is the topic of later volumes. publication I includes an edited textual content of Hornemann's magazine of his travels from Cairo to Murzuk among 1797 and 1798 including an creation through Mr Bovill. booklet II , on Laing's project to Timbucktu from 1824 till his demise in 1826, has been equipped up from miscellaneous fabric drawn from a number of modern assets. the entire extra very important modern records, no matter if in Laing's hand or no longer, were published precisely as they have been written, however the fragmentary fabric that are drawn from less significant letters and reliable despatches has been became editorial notes that are interpolated within the textual content. endured in moment sequence 128-130. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the amount first released in 1964.

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