Colonial Rule in GhanaBrodie Cruickshank. Eighteen Years on the Gold Coast of Africa, Including an Account of the Native Tribes, and Their Intercourse with Europeans. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1853.
First edition. Two small octavo volumes. viii, 345, plus 16 pages of ads; v, 335, plus  pages of ads. Appendix.
Original blind-stamped maroon cloth with gilt titles to spines. Pale yellow endpapers. Foxing to outer leaves. Spines sunned, with some fading around edges of boards. Corners bumped. Tiny Aberdeen lending library sticker to both front pastedowns. Bookplate in both volumes. In generally very good condition.
Cruickshank, a Scotsman who served as a colonial official in Ghana between 1834 and 1852, writes about the manners, customs, and history of the people of the Gold Coast. An important first-hand account of colonial rule. Scarce. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.
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