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ALLEN, WILLIAM & THOMSON, T.R.H.: - A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841, under the of Command by Captain H.D. Trotter. Two volumes. London, Richard Bentley, 1848.

. Pp. xviii, (ii), 510; viii, 512. With three maps, sixteen engraved plates and many woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary full calf, covers ruled in gilt, flat spines richly gilt and with title labels, extremities lightly rubbed, hinges weak but firm, marbled end papers, marbled edges. First edition of an interesting account of the exploration of Niger with information about the natural history of the region and of the different tribes.The British Niger Expedition of 1841 was commissioned by the government to explore the course of the River Niger and make trade treaties with the local rulers to prohibit the slave trade. However, the expedition was forced to end prematurely when most of the crew were struck down with fever. Despite this Commander Allen succeeded in signing three treaties with the most influential potentates on the river. Hess & Coger 6939. De Gramont p.207.
EUR 1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1298.97 | £UK 1025.25 | JPą 195492] Book number 121001

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