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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.
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.
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Book number: 121001
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, niger, western africa, slave trade, slavery

 BAIKIE, WILLIAM BALFOUR:, Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsâdda) in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856.
BAIKIE, WILLIAM BALFOUR:
Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsâdda) in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856.
. Pp. xvi, 456, adv. (32). With frontispiece, one drawing of the steamship Pleiad and one folding map. Rebound in cloth. Old signature on half title. First edition. In 1854 Baikie joined the British Niger expedition as a surgeon and naturalist. Under his command the steamship Pleiad traversed more than two hundred and fifty miles up the Niger of previously uncharted water. His account includes information about the natural history, commerce, the different tribes and their customs. The appendix is about how Baikie discovered the use of quinine to prevent malaria fever.
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Book number: 121026
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 396.24 | £UK 297.5 | JP¥ 44832]
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Keywords: Africa, afrika, africa, afrique, african, travel, exploration, nigerriver, niger, western africa, benue river, chadda river, nigeria

 
BURTON, SIR RICHARD FRANCIS:
A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With Notices of the so called "Amazons", the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature. Two volumes. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1864.
. Pp. ii-xvii, (3), 7-386; vi, 413, (1). Half title to volume one is missing. With two frontispieces. Narrowly cut in modern cloth. Second edition of Burton's account of his last major expedition to West Africa in 1863. Burton travelled to Dahomey (Benin) for the purpose of establishing trade relations and to persuade the King Gelele to abandon his practices of slave-trading and human sacrifice. However, it was an unsuccessful mission. Casada 47. Penzer 72-3.
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Book number: 121018
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, african, dahomey, travel, exploration, benin, western africa, slave trade,

 
JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:
Liberia. With an Appendix on the Flora of Liberia by Dr. Otto Stapf. Two volumes. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1906.
. Large and heavy 4to. Pp. xxviii, 520; xvi, pp. 521-1183. With four large folding maps, 28 full page coloured plates and numerous text illustrations, many made from photographs, including eighteen maps. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt vignettes on upper covers, lightly rubbed. Beautiful end papers with images of yellow-flowered Mussaenda. First edition. A comprehensive account of Liberia with information about its history and exploration, settlements of the Normans on the Kru coast, the founding of Liberia, slave trade, religion, geography, commerce, climate, geology, flora, fauna, birds, reptiles, fish, anthropology, languages, etc. Johnston, British explorer and colonial administrator visited Liberia several times between 1882 and 1906.
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Book number: 121024
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 509.46 | £UK 382.5 | JP¥ 57641]
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, african, travel, exploration, liberia, western africa,

 LANDOR, ARNOLD HENRY SAVAGE:, Across Widest Africa. An Account of the Country and People of Eastern, Central and Western Africa as seen during a Twelve Months' Journey from Djibuti to Cape Verde. Two volumes. London, Hurst and Blackett Ltd., 1907.
LANDOR, ARNOLD HENRY SAVAGE:
Across Widest Africa. An Account of the Country and People of Eastern, Central and Western Africa as seen during a Twelve Months' Journey from Djibuti to Cape Verde. Two volumes. London, Hurst and Blackett Ltd., 1907.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xvi, 396, (4) adv.; xii, 511. With one large folding coloured map and numerous b/w illustrations, mainly made from photographs. Publisher's cloth, printed in gilt. First edition. Landor was an English painter, writer and explorer who travelled the world. With an assignment to paint Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, Landor took the opportunity to make a trip across Africa. The journey took about a year and he covered eight thousand miles. A beautiful copy.
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Book number: 121022
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 452.85 | £UK 340 | JP¥ 51236]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, western africa, eastern africa, central africa,

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