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    The Original English Translation

    [Nicolas] Villault. A Relation of the Coasts of Africk Called Guinee; With A Description of the Countreys, Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; of the productions of the Earth, and the Merchandise and Commodities it affords; with some Historical Observations upon the Coasts. Being Collected in a Voyage Made by the Sieur Villault, Escuyer, Sieur de Bellefond, in the years 1666, and 1667. Written in French and faithfully Englished. London: John Starkey, 1670.

    First edition. Twenty-fourmo. [8], 266, [4] publisher's catalog pages.

    Later calf binding with boards decorated in blind-stamped rules and titles and decoration stamped in six compartments between five raised bands on the spine. Joints and edges of the boards worn; contents bright and tight with a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Scarce in this original English translation. A very good copy. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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