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 [WOLOF LANGUAGE]., Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
[WOLOF LANGUAGE].
Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
24mo. Pp. xvi, 167, (1). Original printed boards, cloth spine. Faint stamp on upper cover and title. A scarce small guide treating the Wolof language, the most common language spoken in Senegal, but also spoken in the Gambia and Mauritania. It's mainly an oral language and therefore there are many different forms of spelling. This guide includes a dictionary, a small treatise on conjugation and a selection of basic phrases. It was printed at the mission of St. Joseph Ngazobil, south of Dakar. Not in Vater.
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Keywords: Western Africa, wolof, volof, dakar, senegal, afirca, afrika, afrique, language, langue, linguistic
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[WEST AFRICA].
[A small collection of ephemera relating to the West African Expeditionary Force and the Northern Railway in German Cameroon]. Douala and Bonaberi, Cameroon, 1915-16.
Comprises: 1. Christmas card from the Royal Engineers with the West African Expeditionary Force. Duala 1915. Oblong 8vo. Size: 19,5 x 12 cm. Two coloured maps and illustrations with integral blanks. Original printed decorated wrappers with cord ties. The illustrations are signed by E.A. Allen 1915. 2. Printed dinner menu in colour. Chatam Towers. Duala Xmas 1915. Size: 11,5 x 19,5 cm. Two leaves in original printed wrappers, in colour and highlightened with gold, with several signatures. Cord ties. 3. [British Section of the Northern Railway]. Letter to Lieut F.W.W. by J.H. Kentish dated Bonaberi 14th March 1915. Single sheet. Typed. 4. Menu for Cameroon Northern Railway Staff Dinner. 1st Jan. 1916. Two leaves with printed menu in colour and with illustrations. In original printed wrappers, coloured and signed E.A. Allen. Cord ties.
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Book number: 100445
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 ADANSON, MICHEL:,  Histoire naturelle du Sénégal. Coquillages. Avec une relation abrégée d'un voyage fait en ce pays pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 et 53. Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bache, 1757.
ADANSON, MICHEL:
Histoire naturelle du Sénégal. Coquillages. Avec une relation abrégée d'un voyage fait en ce pays pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 et 53. Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bache, 1757.
4to. Pp. (viii), 190; (ii), xcvi, 275. With one large folding map and 19 folding plates depicting different molluscs and shells engraved by Thérèse Reboul after sketches by the author. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title-label, rubbed, spine worn, hinges cracked. Marbled endpapers, red edges. Bookplate (Bruce of Kinnaird). Provenance: James Bruce (1730-94), a Scottish explorer who introduced Ethiopia to the western world and confirmed the source of the Blue Nile. First edition of an early scientific expedition to Senegal. The first part deals with Adanson's voyage and explorations in Senegal, including the Island of Goree and the River Senegal. The second part is devoted to the history of conchology. Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a French botanist who entered the service of the French East India Company in order to study the natural history of Senegambia. He was the first naturalist to visit Senegal and in 1759 he became a member of the Académie des Sciences. Internally a clean and crisp copy. Chadenat 2760. Cox i, p. 383. Gay 2883. Howgego A12. Nissen ZBI 27.
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Book number: 23078
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Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrika, africana, afrikana, natural history, senegal, gambia, west africa, botany, conch, shells, molusc, travel, exploration, gor√©e, island of gor√©e, √ģle de Gor√©e
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 [AKRA LANGUAGE]. BARTH, CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB:, Biblias Sâdsi. Dr. Barth's Bible Stories. Translated into the Akra-Language. Württemberg, Printed for the German & Foreign School-Book-Society at Calw, by J.F. Steinkopf, 1854.
[AKRA LANGUAGE]. BARTH, CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB:
Biblias Sâdsi. Dr. Barth's Bible Stories. Translated into the Akra-Language. Württemberg, Printed for the German & Foreign School-Book-Society at Calw, by J.F. Steinkopf, 1854.
12mo. Pp. vi, 197. With numerous illustrations. Original red cloth, elaborated gilt design on covers. First edition, translated from the German by Johann Zimmermann, a second was published at Stuttgart in 1858. The Akra or the GS language is spoken by the people inhabiting the Gold-coast of Western Africa. Barth was a German pastor and missionary who wrote this series of "Bible Stories" (1845) which was translated into many different languages.
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Book number: 100463
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Keywords: Western Africa, afirka, africa, african, afrique, ghana, akra, language, langue, linguisitc, religion, exploration, travel, GS language
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BEAVER, CAPTAIN PHILIP:
African Memoranda: Relative to an Attempt to Establish a British Settlement on the Island of Bulama, on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Year 1792. With a Brief Notice of the Neighbouring Tribes, Soil, Productions, &c. London, C. & R. Baldwin, 1805.
4to. Pp. (viii), xvi, 500. With one large folding map "Nautical map intended for the use of colonial undertakings" (with small tear at fold) and two engraved plates of Beaver's "Block House" on the island of Bulama. Contemporary calf, nicely rebacked with original red title label, weak hinges and corners rubbed. With some minor staining and a few leaves with dust-soiling. First edition. Beaver participated in this British mission aiming for a colonization of the island of Bulama near Sierra Leone. The expedition was badly executed and a failure. Beaver stayed on for 18 months to make settlement a success but many of the colonists died and the remaining abandoned the colony. The large map was orginally composed by C.B. Wadstr√
∂ m, but here revised by Beaver. Gay 3196.
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WADSTRÃĖM (WADSTROEM): CARL BERNHARD:
Observations on the Slave Trade, and A Description of some Part of the Coast of Guinea, During A Voyage, Made in 1787, and 1788, in Company with Doctor A. Sparrman and Captain Arrehenius. London, Printed and Sold by James Phillips, George-Yard, Lombard-Street, 1789.
Pp. (ii), xii, 67. Title page waterstained and restored at upper margin verso without any loss. Contemporary or slightly later green half calf, flat spine decorated and lettered in gilt, somewhat rubbed, boards with slight discolouration. First edition. Sabin 100906. Goldsmiths 14021. Carl Bernard Wadstr√
∂ m (1746‚ńď99) is known as the Swedish philanthropist and Swedenborgian (New Church) who played a central role in the British abolition movement. In 1787 the Swedish King Gustav III sent Wadstr√
∂ m, together with twio other Swedes; Carl Axel Arrhenius and Anders Sparrman, to Guinea to investigate the possibility of establishing a Swedish West African colony. On Wadstr√
∂ m's return he stayed in England to attend a Swedenborgian conference and was drawn into the current English antislavery campaign. He then established contact with leading abolitionists Thomas Clarkson, Granville Sharp and William Wiberforce. In 1789 he published "Observations on the slave trade" and in 1794‚ńď95 he issued "An Essay on Colonization" in which he exposed the cruelties of slavery and claimed that the Africans were worth more as trading partners and wage labourers than as slaves. The work won much recognition around Europe. In 1795 he moved to Paris where he was made an honourary citizen. He also became a leading member of the French abolition society ‚ńúLes Amis de Noir et des Colonies‚ńķ. See: Beskow ‚ńúMinne af √Ėfver-direkt√
∂ ren Carl Bernard Wadstr√
∂ m‚ńķ, 1861. Dahlgren ‚ńúCarl Bernard Wadstr√
∂ m‚ńķ, Nordisk tidskrift f√
∂ r bok och biblioteksv√§sen II, Sthlm 1915. Ellen Hagen ‚ńúEn frihetstidens son‚ńķ, Sthlm 1946. A critical work that question's Sparrman's prominent role: See P. K. Nelson ‚ńúCarl Bernhard Wadstr√
∂ m. Mannen bakom myten‚ńķ (The man behind the myth), Norrk√
∂ ping 1998. BOUND WITH (Preceded by): [COSTE D'ARNOBAT, C.P.]: Voyage au pays de Bambouc, suivi d'observations int√©ressantes sur les castes indiennes, sur la Hollande et sur l'Angleterre. Bruxelles & Paris 1789. Pp. (iv), 358. One text leaf with tear (no loss). Some minor spotting. AND: WADSTR√ĖM, C.B.: Pr√©cis sur l'√©tablissement des colonies de Sierra L√©ona et de Boulama. Paris, Ch. Pougens, 1798. Pp. viii, 80 (of 94), missing 14 pages. French edition translated from the English by Charles Pougens. Brunet vi, 28428. Gay 2854. Sabin 100907. Qu√©rard X, 464.
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BOWDICH, THOMAS EDWARD:
Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, During the Autumn of 1823, while on His Third Voyage to Africa; by the Late T. Edward Bowdich, esq. To which is added by Mrs. Bowdich, 1. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, ... ; 2. A description of the English settlements on the river Gambia ... ; 3. Appendix, containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic. London, George B. Whittaker, 1825.
4to. Pp. xii, 278. With 11 engraved plates, of which 4 in colour by C. Hullmandel, many zoological illustrations (numbered 1-57 on 10 plates) and one linguistic plate. Contemporary half calf, rebacked with original spine preserved, rubbed. Old signature on title. Two small holes on title without any text loss. Bookplate. Some browning and staining. First edition of this interesting work on Madeira and Cape Verde Islands mainly devoted to geology, zoology and botany. Bowdich (1791-1824) participated in several missions to Africa, but died on this mission only 33 years old at Bathurst when he was about to undertake a trigonometric survey of the Gambia region. This work was published posthumously by his widow. Abbey Travel 194. Colas 418. Gay 2983.
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Keywords: Western Africa, madeira, africa, ashantee, cape verde, travel, travels, exploration, exploring, afrique, afrika, african,

 
DE BRISSON, PIERRE RAYMOND:
Franske Officern Herr de Brissons skeppsbrott och fångenskap; med de nyaste underrättelser om Africas öknar, ifrån Senegal til Marocco jämte dess inwånarres lefnadssätt och seder, m.m. Stockholm, J.C.Holmberg, 1790.
Pp. 132 . Slightly later marbled wrappers, small part of spine damaged. Light staining. A Swedish version, anonymously translated from the French. An account of the fate of a sailor shipwrecked on the Coast of Senegal and enslaved for sixty-six days by his Arabian master. In the introduction de Brisson describes a meeting with the two Swedes, Sparrman and Wadstr√
∂ m, pupils of Linn√©. Cf Gay 1522. Cf Playfair 441.
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Book number: 13091
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 211.32 | £UK 164.5 | JP• 23377]
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Keywords: Western Africa, senegal, morocco, marocco, africa, north africa, afrique, afrika

 DOUGLIN, PHILIP HENRY:, A Reading Book in the Soso Language. London 1887.
DOUGLIN, PHILIP HENRY:
A Reading Book in the Soso Language. London 1887.
Small 8vo. Pp. viii, 120. Original cloth, rubbed. A scarce little work about the Soso or Susu language. It belongs to the Mande language family and is spoken in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Reverend Douglin, a black Barbarian minister, served for 17 years at the Rio Pongo Mission (north of Sierra Leone) in West Africa. Not in Vater.
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Book number: 100898
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 410.9 | £UK 319.5 | JP• 45455]
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FEUILLERET, HENRI:
Mungo Park sa vie et ses voyages. Deuxième édition. Tours 1881.
Pp. 240. With two plates. Original decorated cloth, gilt.
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FROGER, FRANCOIS:
Relation d'un voyage fait en 1695, 1696 & 1697 aux Côtes d'Afrique, Détroit de Magellan, Brezil, Cayenne, & Ilses Antilles, par une escadre des Vaisseaux du Roy, commandée par Monsieur de Gennes. Paris, Nicholas Le Gras, 1700.
Small 8vo. Pp. (xii), 219, (1). With engraved frontispiece and 29 engraved plates and maps, of which many folding. Contemporary full calf, spine with five raised bands and title label, ruubed, spine expertly restored. Old inscriptions on front paste down and on title. Some minor staining and browning throughout. A popular account which was first published in 1698 and reissued many times. The voyage was led by Captain Jean Baptiste de Gennes and sailed from La Rochelle in 1695 with the aim to establish a French settlement at the Strait of Magellan. Froger joined the expedition as a volunteer engineer. The expedition headed for the African coast where it carried out a successful attack on the British Fort James on the Gambia. The voyage continued to the Ascension Island, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape Virgines and Tierra del Fuego. Includes accurate observations about the trade between Africa and the Antilles, details about the European colonies around the Atlantic and important information on the natural history of the countries visited. The plates after drawings by Froger depict people, fruits, fish and birds. Includes maps or plans of the Goree Island (Senegal), the river Gambia, the South American coast, etc. Borba de Moraes p. 333. Gay, l'Afrique 232. Howgego p. 426.
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Keywords: Western Africa, south america, america, amerika, americana, travel, voyage, africa, afrika, africana, antilles, cayenne, exploration, gorée, goree, french guyana, magellan, strait of magellan, gambia, rio de janeiro, senegal,

 
KINGSLEY, MARY HENRIETTA:
The Story of West Africa. London Horace Marshall & Son, about 1900.
Small 8vo. Pp. viii, 169, (1). Original red cloth lettered in gilt, loose in binding. First edition. (The Story of the Empire edited by H.A. Kennedy).
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€  140.00 [Appr.: US$ 164.36 | £UK 128 | JP• 18182]
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 KINGSLEY, MARY HENRIETTA:, Travels in West Africa. Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons. London, Macmillan, 1897.
KINGSLEY, MARY HENRIETTA:
Travels in West Africa. Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons. London, Macmillan, 1897.
Pp. xvi, 744, adv.(8). With 16 halftones, 2 lithographed fish plates and many textual illustrations. Partly unopened. Publisher's cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Ownership signature om half title. First edition. Occasionally some minor staining in margin. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) made two travels to West Africa to study the primitive religions of the tribes. This narrative written with a great sense of humour describes her first adventurous journey. She travelled through wild countries, away form civilization and European influence, and she made important research work between the rivers Ogowe and Rembve. Robinson p. 138.
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KOELLE, SIGISMUND WILHELM:
African Native Literature, or Proverbs, Tales, Fables, & Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language, ... and a Kanuri-English Vocabulary. London, Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square, 1854.
Pp. xiv, errata (ii), 434. Contemporary blindstamped cloth, title lettered on spine, small marks on spine. First edition. K√
∂ lle (1820-1902) was a German missionary and pioneer scholar of African languages. His major work "Polyglotta African" (1854) initiated serious study of a large range of African languages by European scholars. Zaunm√ľller p. 219.
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Book number: 100465
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 528.3 | £UK 410.75 | JP• 58442]
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Keywords: Western Africa, afrika, africa, afrique, african, languages, langue, linguistic, nigeria, niger, chad, cameroon, kameron, libya

 
KOELLE, SIGISMUND WILHELM:
Grammar of the Bornu or Kanuri Language. London, Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square, 1854.
Pp. (iv), xx, 326. With engraved front of Ali Eisami Gazirma. Original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt, lightly rubbed. Partly with some minor staining to the text. First edition. Koelle (1820-1902) was a German missionary and pioneer scholar of African languages. He resided in Sierra Leone for about four years. His major work "Polyglotta African" (1854) initiated serious study of a large range of African languages by European scholars. The basis of this grammar was dictated to Koelle by his interpreter Ali Eisami Gazirma (Ali of Gazir). Ali was born in the late 1780's in Gazir (province of Borno) and lived for 30 years in Freetown known as William Harding. He was then employed by Koelle to support his linguistic studies. The grammar consists of stories, fables, romances, historical sketches etc. Zaunm√ľller p. 219.
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€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 880.5 | £UK 684.5 | JP• 97403]
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Keywords: Western Africa, borno, gazir, sierra leone, nigeria, niger, afrika, africa, african, afrique, language, lingustic, langue,

 
MIGEOD, FREDERICK WILLIAM HUGH:
A Grammar of the Hausa Language. London 1914.
Pp. xii, 228, (2). Publisher's cloth, lightly rubbed. Bookplate. Ex. library copy. With the author's signature on title page. First and only edition. "This grammar is primarily for students who have already acquired some knowledge of the Hausa language" (Preface).
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€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 117.4 | £UK 91.5 | JP• 12987]
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MOLLIEN, GASPARD THÃÁDORE:
Travels in the Interior of Africa, to the Sources of the Senegal and Gambia; Performed by Command of the French Government, in the year 1818. Edited by T.E. Bowdich. London, Henry Colburn & Co., 1820.
4to. Pp. (xii) including first blank leaf, 378, (1), (1). With engraved frontispiece, one large folding map (small tear) and 6 uncoloured aquatint plates. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets on covers, edges rubbed, rebacked. Some very light offsetting from plates otherwise a lovely, clean copy. First English edition published in the same year as the first French. Mollien (1796-1872) was the first European to cross Senegambia from north to south. He explored the upper course of the Senegal and Gambia rivers and succeded in discovering the sources of those rivers as well as those of the Rio Grande. Abbey, Travel, 273. Gay 2910.
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Book number: 45017
€  1900.00 [Appr.: US$ 2230.6 | £UK 1734 | JP• 246755]
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 NORRIS, ROBERT:,  Resa på Neger-kusten til kongl. hofvet i Dahomej af ängelske handels agenten Norris år 1772. Götheborg, Sam. Norberg, 1792.
NORRIS, ROBERT:
Resa på Neger-kusten til kongl. hofvet i Dahomej af ängelske handels agenten Norris år 1772. Götheborg, Sam. Norberg, 1792.
Pp. 60. Modern paperboards. An abridged Swedish version of "Memoirs of the Reign of Bossa Ahadee, King of Dahomej, ..." (London 1789). Translated from a German edition by Samuel √Ėdmann, with a preface and interesting comments by him. Robert Norris was a slave trader who visited the court of Dahomey (West Guinea) in 1772. His work is a defence of slavery. Cf Cox i, p. 388. Cf Gay 2881.
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PARK, MUNGO:
Resa i det inre af Africa, åren 1795 til 1797. Sammandrag. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1800.
Pp. (xvi), 359, (8). Contemporary or slightly later half calf, flat spine printed in gilt and with title label, somewhat rubbed. Two stamps on title. Occassionally some light staining. A Swedish abridgment of Mungo Park's famous account of his travels in Africa. Translated by Samuel √Ėdmann from the German edition, Berlin 1799. Cf. Gay 2788.
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Book number: 99989
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 187.84 | £UK 146.25 | JP• 20779]
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PARK, MUNGO:
Resa i det inre af Africa, åren 1795 til 1797. Sammandrag. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1800.
Pp. (xvi), 359, (8). Contemporary half calf, rubbed with a few small wormholes. Bookplate. A Swedish abridgment translated by Samuel √Ėdmann from the German edition, Berlin 1799.
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PARK, MUNGO:
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Third edition. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1799.
4to. Pp. xxxviii, 372, (vi) including 2 pages of music, xcii. With engraved portrait, 3 folding maps and 5 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, hinges weak, rubbed. Published in the same year as the first edition. Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the Niger River. "Until the publication of Park's [first] book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and the coastal areas. Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorolgy of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value". (PMM). Cox I, p. 394. Gay 2788. Ibrahim-Hilmy ii, p. 93. Printing and the Mind of Man 253.
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Book number: 45018
€  1650.00 [Appr.: US$ 1937.1 | £UK 1506 | JP• 214288]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, travels, exploration, voyage, senegal, gambia, central africa, nigeria, niger, mali,

 
RAMSEYER, FREDERIK AUGUSTUS & KÃOEHNE, JOHANNES / GUNDERT, H. (EDITOR):
Vier Jahre in Asante. Tagebücher der Missionare Ramseyer und Kühne aus der Zeit ihrer Gefangenschaft. Zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Basel 1875.
Pp. viii, 295, (1). With one frontispiece, one map of the Gold Coast and one plan of Kumase. Blue cloth. Old ownership signature. The Reverend Ramseyer was one of the first missionaries who served on the Gold Coast and Ashanti (today Ghana). He found the Basel Presbyterian Church in Kumasi. This account describes the two missionaries' captivity at Kumasi when an Ashanti army in 1869 invaded from the east. See article by Kwame Arhin: "The Missionary Role on the Gold Coast and in Ashanti: Reverend F.A. Ramseyer and the British Take-Over of Ashanti 1869-1894". Kainbacher p. 110. Paulitschke i, 176.
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Book number: 99601
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 328.72 | £UK 255.75 | JP• 36364]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, ashante, gold coast, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, voyage, missionary, missionaries, ghana, ashanti

 
ROBINSON, CHARLES. HENRY & BURDON, J. ALDER:
Hausa Grammar with Exercises, Readings, and Vocabularies. New and revised edition. London 1909.
Small 8vo. Pp. viii, 210. With frontispiece and 2 folding charts in rear pocket. Wormholes running through upper and outer margins. Publishers' cloth, worn and stained. Bookplate. Ex. library copy. Copy of F.W.H. Migeod. First published in 1897, reprinted many times.
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Book number: 99427
€  60.00 [Appr.: US$ 70.44 | £UK 55 | JP• 7792]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, nigeria, hausa, haoussa, language, linguistic, langue, africa, african, afrique, afrika, west africa

 
LE ROUX, JEAN-MARIE:
Essai de dictionnaire francais-haoussa et haoussa-francais précédé d'un essai de grammaire de la langue haoussa. Magana n Haoussa. Renfermant les éléments du langage parlé par les nègres du Soudan. Alger, Adolphe Jordan, 1886.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), xlvi, (ii), 330. Lithographic printing of handwritten text. Text in French and Hausa in the version of the Arabic script known as "ajami". With one large folding coloured map: "Carte de l'Afrique septentrionale d'apr√®s les voyages & d√®couvertes des principaux exploraleurs qui ont p√©n√©tr√© dans le Sahara et le Soudan". Marbled boards, red calf spine with title label, original printed wrappers bound. A tiny wormhole running through the map and last few leaves. First French published dictionary of the Hausa language which is the major lingua franca of Western Africa. It has also been used as a trade language in Central Africa and western Sudan, particulary among Muslims. Zaunm√ľller 174.
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Keywords: Western Africa, nigeria, hausa, haoussa, language, linguistic, langue, africa, african, afrique, afrika, west africa

 [DUALLA LANGUAGE]. SAKER, ALFRED JAMES LYMMONDS (TRANSL.):, Iyala Ya Bwam, e Tatilabe Na Mattiyu Boambu bo Dualla. (Gospel of St. Matthew). Bethel, Cameroons, Western Africa, printed at the Devonport Press, 1848.
[DUALLA LANGUAGE]. SAKER, ALFRED JAMES LYMMONDS (TRANSL.):
Iyala Ya Bwam, e Tatilabe Na Mattiyu Boambu bo Dualla. (Gospel of St. Matthew). Bethel, Cameroons, Western Africa, printed at the Devonport Press, 1848.
16mo. Pp. 132. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, somewhat rubbed. Rare early imprint from Bethel, Cameroon. It's the first appearance of the Gospel of St Matthew in the Dualla language, and one of the very first works printed at this press. Alfred Saker (1814-80) was a renowned British missionary who worked in Western Africa for 37 years. He was the leader of the Baptist missionary which started out on the island of Fernando Po (now Bioko). Saker learned the local language, founded schools and arranged with printing of lesson books for the schools. He also made translations of the Holy scriptures into Dualla. Darlow & Moule 3255. Coldham 560.
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