Item #031598 Western Africa; Its History, Condition and Prospects. J. Leighton Wilson.
Western Africa; Its History, Condition and Prospects
Western Africa; Its History, Condition and Prospects
Western Africa; Its History, Condition and Prospects

Western Africa; Its History, Condition and Prospects

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856. 1st Edition. Octavo. Item #031598

527 pages illustrated and includes the two page map of the region. During this period in Africa, not much was known about the Western part of Africa. There are chapters on the slave trade which continued even though by now Great Britain tried to suppress it. It also deals with customs in the precolonial area that sought to control women, children and slaves as a cultural-religious function. The author was a careful student of the different African languages and records some important early studies on them though also active as a missionary of the Presbyterian denomination. A very good copy bound in publishers purple embossed cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and blind small chips to spined ends, tiny nick to rear board near upper edge, one corner worn through and upper board faded, yellow endpapers. Bookplate of Charles H. Collins and the name S.J. Briggs on front free endpaper,

Price: $130.00

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