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    A European's Views on Nineteenth Century Sierra Leone

    F. Harrison Rankin. The White Man's Grave: A Visit to Sierra Leone, in 1836. London: Richard Bentley, 1836.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. 334; 334 pages. Engraved frontispiece in both volumes. Additional plate at page 128 of Volume I.

    Contemporary half-calf with marbled boards. Leather spine labels with gilt titles and decorations. Bound by J. MacKenzie & Son. Rubbing and scuffing to extremities with tender joints. Bookplates. The set in very good condition.

    An account of Sierra Leone from a European visitor's perspective. Considered a "white man's grave" by colonialists, because it became a haven for freed African slaves. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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