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CROWTHER, REV. SAMUEL: - Journal of an Expedition of the Niger and Tschadda Rivers, undertaken by Macgregor Laird, esq. In Connection with the British Government, in 1854. London, Church Missionary House, 1855.

. Pp. xxiv, 240. With one folding map. Original blind-stamped cloth, top of spine chipped with small loss. Internally fine. First edition. Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1806-91), was a Yoruba linguist and the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria. As a young boy he was captured during the civil wars in 1821 but freed by the British the following year and settled with his family in Sierra Leone where he converted to Christianity. Crowther was proficient in many African languages and published several books in Yoruba. He was selected to accompany an expedition to Niger in 1841 together with missionary James Schn. The purpose was to establish commercial relations, encourage Christianity and help end the slave trade. This is an account of a second Niger expedition. Maggs (1962) 2867.
EUR 750.00 [Appr.: US$ 898.82 | £UK 649.75 | JP 97803] Booknumber: 120999

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