DescriptionJames Fawckner. Narrative of Captain James Fawckner's Travels on the Coast of Benin, West Africa. London: A. Schloss, 1837. Presumed first edition. Full green cloth. Binding scuffed, bumped, and dampstained. Scattered foxing. Bookplate. Generally very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.
Small octavo. iv, 128 pages. Full green cloth, with embossed decorations and gilt lettering. Yellow-green endpapers. Binding scuffed with dampstaining on rear board. Extremities bumped; spine faded. With penciled signature "Percy Fawckner" on flyleaf.
Edited by a Friend of the Captain, who writes in his Preface: "The following pages contain the Narrative of Captain James Fawckner's sufferings and sojourn among the tribes of Western Africa, in 1825."
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