Thomas Baines Explorer and Artist 1820-1875 – J P R Wallis

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(John) Thomas Baines was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia. Baines moved to South Africa at the age of 22 and worked as an official war artist during the Eighth Frontier War for the British Army. In 1855 Baines joined Augustus Gregory?s 1855?1857 Royal Geographical Society sponsored expedition across northern Australia as official artist and storekeeper. Mount Baines and the Baines River were named in honour of him. In 1858 Baines accompanied David Livingstone along the Zambezi, and was one of the first white men to view Victoria Falls. In 1869 Baines led one of the first gold prospecting expeditions to Mashonaland in what later became Rhodesia.
Hard cover, with dust wrapper Lightly rubbed to edges. Good condition. Internally free of any ink inscription’s, tightly bound. This is a facsimile reprint of the Wallis biography published by Jonathan Cape of London 1941.(NB to self 26 volumes in silver reprint series)

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SKU: 1837 Category: Title: Thomas Baines Explorer and Artist 1820-1875
Author: J P R Wallis
Publisher: Books of Zimbabwe
Year: 1982
Condition: Very Good
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 1837

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(John) Thomas Baines was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia. Baines moved to South Africa at the age of 22 and worked as an official war artist during the Eighth Frontier War for the British Army. In 1855 Baines joined Augustus Gregory?s 1855?1857 Royal Geographical Society sponsored expedition across northern Australia as official artist and storekeeper. Mount Baines and the Baines River were named in honour of him. In 1858 Baines accompanied David Livingstone along the Zambezi, and was one of the first white men to view Victoria Falls. In 1869 Baines led one of the first gold prospecting expeditions to Mashonaland in what later became Rhodesia.
Hard cover, with dust wrapper Lightly rubbed to edges. Good condition. Internally free of any ink inscription’s, tightly bound. This is a facsimile reprint of the Wallis biography published by Jonathan Cape of London 1941.(NB to self 26 volumes in silver reprint series)

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Weight 0.71 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 3 cm

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