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HEAD, Sir Francis Bond (1793--1875)
The life of Bruce, the African traveller. By Major F.B. Head.
London: John Murray, 1830.
vii, [1], 535, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [2] fold maps : wd-engr. illus. ; 15.4 cm. (8º)

Forms no. XVII of of Murray's (later Tegg's) 'Family Library'. Frontispiece portrait of Bruce by W. Edwards after D. Martin, protected by tissue guard. Maps engraved by J. & C. Walker.

Copy Notes With a copy of Murray's Family Library Advertiser, November 1830 (q.v.) bound at the front. A bill from T. & W. Boone records Soane's purchase of volumes 15 to 18 and 20 to 22 of the 'Family Library' for £1 11s. 6d. on 17 June 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.15).

Binding Publisher's brown cloth with title printed on upper cover: 'The Family Library. XVII. The Life Of Bruce, The Abyssinian Traveller, By Major F.B. Head. ... Price Five Shillings ...'; and list of titles on lower cover; spine with printed series-title 'The Life Of Bruce. ... Family Library. No. XVII'.

Reference Number 578


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