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    Dozens of Colored Plates

    [Frederic Shoberl, editor]. The World in Miniature: Africa, Containing a Description of the Manners and Customs, with Some Historical Particulars of the Moors of the Zahara and the Negro Nations Between the Rivers Senegal and Gambia. London: R. Ackermann, 1821.

    First edition. Four twelvemo volumes in two. vii, 180, 170; 168, 184 pages. Two folding maps. Forty-five hand-colored plates, several folding.

    Contemporary half calf over cloth boards. Morocco title labels with gilt lettering to spines. Bookplates of previous owner. Mild foxing throughout. Some slight offsetting from the plates.

    Africa was the second title in Shoberl's World in Miniature (1820-1827) series. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Abbey, 6. Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, 450.


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