Livingstone has survived in the popular imagination as the most famous of those Europeans who explored 19th-century Africa. The text of this catalog to a British exhibition of Livingstone's memorabilia and collections provides not only a concise biography but endeavors to give context to his historical role in light of the antislavery movement, missionary activity, exploration, adventurism, and the Victorian romance of the "exotic." The volume is richly illustrated with objects ranging from formal portraits of Livingstone and his contemporaries to examples of his personal effects to African materials he collected. While more revered in Britain than in the United States, Livingstone is a significant figure in modern African-European history, and this catalog provides a useful overview of his role. Recommended for most academic libraries; strongly recommended for Africana collections.Eugene C. Burt, Art Inst. of Seattle Lib.