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Title: George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland Together With Some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora; And Similar Notes on the Cameroons and the Island of Fernando Po. The Whole Founded on the Diaries and Researches of the Late Rev. George Grenfell. In 2 vols.
Description: London, Hutchinson , 1908, in-4to, XXIII (+1) +496 p. + 1 folded map at the end / XX + page 497 upto 990 + 1 folded map at the end, foxed, small legacy stamp on first fly 'Guggisberg', in original dark burgundy cloth, gilt lettered and ruled on the spines, Joints used. Topedge gilt. A very nice and handsome set, bright and sturdy with minimal aging to the extremities. This account is primarily involved with his 1884 exploratory mission up the Kwa, Kwango and Kasai rivers. He was the first to prove the independent nature of the Mubangi, discovered the Ruki or Black River, found himself in contact with actual cannibals, and discovered and named Grenfell Falls on the Mubangi. This is an important early account of the Congo Independent State. Johnston, gives us an in depth look at the people and the natural environs and the work is an excellent anthropological account of that fascinating region of the world with abundant photographs, drawings and maps. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

Keywords: travel, exploration voyages Africa afrique, Africa, Afrika congo

Price: CHF 250.00 = appr. US$ 248.04 Seller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.
- Book number: 95372

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