Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government (Complete) by James Richardson | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government (Complete)

Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government (Complete)

by James Richardson
     
 
The task of the Editor of these volumes has been principally one of arrangement and compression. The late lamented Mr. James Richardson left behind him a copious journal, comprised in eight small but closely-written volumes, besides a vast heap of despatches and scattered memoranda; and, at first sight, it seemed to me that it would be necessary to melt the whole down

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The task of the Editor of these volumes has been principally one of arrangement and compression. The late lamented Mr. James Richardson left behind him a copious journal, comprised in eight small but closely-written volumes, besides a vast heap of despatches and scattered memoranda; and, at first sight, it seemed to me that it would be necessary to melt the whole down into a narrative in the third person. On attentively studying the materials before me, however, I perceived that Mr. Richardson had written in most places with a view to publication; and that, had he lived, he would soon have brought what, on a cursory examination, appeared a mere chaotic mass, into a shape that would have accorded with his own idea of a book of travels. Such being the case, I thought it best--in order to leave the stamp of[vi] authenticity on this singular record of enterprise--to do little more than the author would himself have done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148610151
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
09/05/2013
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633 KB

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