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    Signed by Africanus B. Horton

    Africanus B. Horton. Letters on the Political Condition of the Gold Coast. London: William John Johnson, 1870.

    First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "His Excellency Capt. Glover, Administrator Lagos With the author's compliments AB Horton Capecoastcastle 22nd January 1871." Octavo. 179 pages.

    Publisher's green cloth with black ruling and decoration to boards, and gilt ruling and titles on spine. Minor soiling with wear to extremities and spotting on rear board. Joints splitting and top edge dusty. Hinges soft with bookplate on front free endpaper. Page edges lightly toned. Overall, an about very good copy rarely seen signed.

    A writer, surgeon, and political economist, Africanus Horton was also a visionary who worked toward African independence a century before it occurred. A native of Sierra Leone, he was the first African graduate of The University of Edinburgh. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana

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