Inscribed Presentation Copy

    Edward W. Blyden. From West Africa to Palestine. Freetown, Sierra Leone: T. J. Sawyer, 1873.

    First edition. Octavo. 201 pages. Inscribed with "the author's regards."

    Original blue cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Narrow strip at the top of the front free endpaper clipped out. Bookplate of previous owner. Binding slightly cocked. Very good.

    "A book published on the West Coast of Africa, handsomely printed in England, written by a Liberian, the youngest of nations, and containing an account of travel to the oldest of historic lands. This is somewhat a curiosity. Professor Blyden writes like a scholar, intensely interested in the lands through which he was passing, and especially in their great monuments and in the vast ruins which are strewn over the East" (The American Repository, Volume XLIX, 1873). From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    American Repository, 251. Gay, 30.

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