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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 sixteen halftones, two lithographed fish plates and many textual illustrations. Partly unopened. Publisher's cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Ownership signature on half title. First edition. Occasionally some minor staining in margin. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) spent her first thirty years at home taking care of her parents. She read most of her father's library and inherited his passion for travel. After the parent's death she made two travels in 1893 and 1894 to West Africa to study the primitive religions of the tribes and collect natural history specimens. She travelled through wild countries, away form civilisation and European influence, and she made important research work between the rivers Ogowe and Rembve. She did not dispute Britain's right to govern Africa but she warmly argued Britain's method of doing so and fought to the last of introducing intricate laws. Kingsley's two travel accounts written with a great sense of humour became immediate best sellers, both for their serious scientific content and their exuberant raciness. In 1900 she died at Simonstown where she had volunteered for nursing service in the South African War. She was buried at sea by her own wish. Robinson p. 136-8. Middleton, Victorian lady travellers, pp. 149-176.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, west africa, africa, african, afrika, afrique, afrika, travel, voyage, exploration, explore, natural history,

 
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 blind-stamped cloth, title lettered on spine, small marks on spine. First edition. Kölle (1820-1902) was a German missionary and pioneer scholar of African languages. His major work "Polyglotta Africana" (1854) initiated serious study of a large range of African languages by European scholars. Zaunmüller p. 219.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, afrika, africa, afrique, african, languages, langue, linguistic, nigeria, niger, chad, cameroon, kameron, libya

 LANDER, RICHARD & LANDER, JOHN:, Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger; with a Narrative of a Voyage down that River to its Termination. Three volumes. London, John Murray, 1833.
LANDER, RICHARD & LANDER, JOHN:
Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger; with a Narrative of a Voyage down that River to its Termination. Three volumes. London, John Murray, 1833.
. Small 8vo. Pp. lxiv, 272; viii, 321; viii, 354. Half titles missing. With two maps (one large folding), seven engraved plates and some textual illustrations. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, with title labels, lightly rubbed. Two old photographs pasted in at the beginning of volume two and three. Second edition (first 1832). Richard Lander, the only survivor of the Clapperton expedition, together with his younger brother John undertook a mission in 1830 to explore the course and termination of the Niger River. They travelled from Cape Coast Castle to Acra, Bogâdry, Boussa (Bussa), and further to Yaoorie. Returning to Boussa, they began their descent of the river in canoes, and after some mishaps they eventually reached the mouth of the Niger. Richard was awarded a gold medal upon his return. Cf Gay 2777. Howgego pp. 341-2 (L10).
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, niger, nigeria, ghana,

 
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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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, nigeria, hausa, haoussa, language, linguistic, langue, africa, african, afrique, afrika, west africa

 MOLLIEN, GASPARD THÉDORE:, 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.
MOLLIEN, GASPARD THÉDORE:
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, (2). With engraved frontispiece, one large folding map (small tear) and six uncoloured aquatint plates. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets on covers, edges rubbed, rebacked. Beautiful marbled end papers and edges. Some very light offsetting from plates and partly upper margin with some light staining. First English edition published in the same year as the first French. Mollien, a French diplomat, was one of the earliest European explorers of the West African interior. He came to Senegal in 1817 and the following year he travelled across Senegal and Gambia and discovered the sources of the Senegal and Gambia rivers. Interesting account of the different tribes he met along the route. Includes some pages with vocabularies of Joloff and Poula languages. Abbey, Travel, 273. Gay 2910.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, travels, exploration, voyage, senegal, gambia, guinea

 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 Ödmann, 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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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, afrika, africana, afrique, afrika, african, travel, travels, voyages, exploration, dahomej, dahomey, benin, guinea,

 
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 Ödmann from the German edition, Berlin 1799.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, afrika, africana, afrique, travel, voyages, exploration, explore, africa,

 
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 Ödmann from the German edition, Berlin 1799. Cf. Gay 2788.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, afrika, africana, afrique, africa, travel, voyages, exploration, explore, africa,

 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.
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. iii-xxxviii, 372, (vi) including two pages of music, appendix xcii. Half-title missing and subscriber's list misbound. With engraved portrait, three folding maps and five engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, hinges cracking, 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 meteorology 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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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, travels, exploration, voyage, senegal, gambia, central africa, nigeria, niger, mali,

 
RAMSEYER, FREDERIK AUGUSTUS & KÜHNE, 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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Sonstige Stichworte: 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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Sonstige Stichworte: 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 négres du Soudan. Alger, Adolphe Jordan, 1886.
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 négres 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'après les voyages & découvertes des principaux explorateurs qui ont pénétré dans le Sahara et le Soudan" (with some tears along folds). Marbled boards, red calf spine with title label, original printed wrappers with 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, particularly among Muslims. Zaunmüller 174.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, nigeria, hausa, haoussa, language, linguistic, langue, africa, african, afrique, afrika, west africa

 SKERTCHLY, J. ALFRED:, Dahomey as it is; being a Narrative of Eight Months' Residence in that Country, ... Also an Appendix on Ashantee. London, Chapman and Hall, 1874.
SKERTCHLY, J. ALFRED:
Dahomey as it is; being a Narrative of Eight Months' Residence in that Country, ... Also an Appendix on Ashantee. London, Chapman and Hall, 1874.
. Pp. xxii, 524. With a coloured lithographed frontispiece, one folding map, eight lithographed full page plates (of which three coloured) and woodcut illustrations in the text. This copy has one additional coloured plate "The Gun Custom" not included in the list of illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Extremities slightly chipped, top of front hinge with small hole. First edition of a scarce title devoted to Dahomey (Benin today), its people, history and customs. The plates are made after sketches by the author. Skertchley was an English entomologist who participated in a zoological expedition to the West Coast of Africa in 1871. During a short visit to Abomey, the capital of Dahomey, he was captured (but shown great hospitality) by the king for eight months, during which he was unable to collect specimens. Some light offsetting to the title from the frontispiece, otherwise a crisp and clean copy. Cardinall 1102.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, dahomey, ashantee, benin, west africa,

 
STANLEY, HENRY MORTON:
Coomassie och Magdala. Skildring af två brittiska fälttåg. Parts i-ii in four volumes. Stockholm 1874-75.
. Pp. 285; 264, (8). With 2 folding maps, 4 portraits, 13 full page plates and some textual illustrations. Uncut, partly unopened copy in original illustrated wrappers. Front cover to part three loose, otherwise a fine set. A Swedish edition, translated by C.G. Jungberg.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, africa, afrika, africana, afrikana, afrique, travels, explore, exploring, voyage, military, britain, england, army, kumasi, ghana

 
TROLLE, HENRIK AF & HÄGG, JACOB:
Minnen och anteckningar från Ångkorvetten Gefles expedition till vestkusten af Afrika och Medelhafvet åren 1864-1865 under befäl af herr kaptenen och riddaren m.m. A. Pettersén. Stockholm, A. Bonnier, 1867.
. Pp. viiix, 323, (5). With frontispiece, 15 plates and 2 coloured folding maps (one of Egypt and one of the voyage). Contemporary half calf, flat spine ruled in gilt, title label. Copy of Ericsberg castle. The Swedish expedition went to the west coast of Africa; Sierra Leone and Liberia and then continued to Smyrna, Alexandria, Cairo and Suez, and returned via Tunis, Cadiz and Seville. First edition of an entertaining account.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Western Africa, west africa, liberia, egypt, turkey, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, travel, travels, voyage, voyages, exploration, explore, gefle

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