New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 2 volumes. 441 pp.; 474 pp. Bound in navy cloth with gold lettering and decorations in gold and black on the boards and the spines. 235 illustrations with a frontispiece in each volume and a folding map in the rear pocket of volume 1. Du Chaillu was a French-American zoologist and anthropologist, best-known for providing definitive scientific evidence of the existence of gorillas and for confirming the existence of an African pygmy tribe . These accomplishments brought Du Chaillu great fame, and he published numerous popular books and was a favorite on the lecture circuit during the mid-19th century. Du Chaillu's interests eventually shifted from Africa to Northern Europe, and the present book was the result of his extensive travels in Scandanavia. A very attractive set. Near Fine. Item #00007294
Near Fine with a few traces of wear to the extremities, the gilt is bright and the cloth is clean and unfaded.