Life & Explorations of Dr Livingstone

Blantyre resident Eddie McBride dropped this big book into my home the other day. “Life and Explorations of Livingstone” dates from around 1895, making the book 127 years old.

It’s a huge book, documenting the life of Livingstone, including many of his letters. This was on “loan” to me and I managed to scan some of the graphics and some interesting chapters. I’ll need to get it back to Eddie soon, as I found out it’s quite valuable. This book, from that era sells online for between £45 and £160, and the excellent condition of this one, would suggest its worth the upper end of that scale.

Regardless of value, this remarkable book must have once adorned a library in a grand home or made for a special talking point.

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