London. John Murray. 1867. thick8vo, 22cm, The First Edition, xv,501,p., publisher's ads., engraved frontis & engraved title-page vignette, and 21 engraved plate illustrations, large folding map (listed at rear but inserted between pp448/449), appendices, in the original maroon cloth rebacked brown cloth with the original title relayed, gilt illustration on the upper cover, bookplate, wear on the map edges, a very good sound copy (tr). Item #40429
~ The second expedition to Western Equatorial Africa by American explorer and anthropologist, Paul B. Du Chaillu carried out from 1863 to 1865. In what is now Gabon, Du Chaillu discovered the gorilla (pictured in book) and confirmed the existence of the pigmy tribe. He carried out significant studies of the tribal people of Ashango-land; customs, culture and way of life. The scarce first edition.