Talbot's Magnum Opus

    P. Amaury Talbot. The Peoples of Southern Nigeria. In Four Volumes. London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1926.

    First edition. Complete in four octavo volumes. xii, 365; xx, 423, [blank]; x, 425-976; 234. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Several folding tables. Maps, one folding. Index.

    Original red cloth with gilt titles to spines. Minor foxing throughout Volume III. All volumes have a Royal Scottish Geographical Society rubber stamp to title page, and then occasionally throughout; three of the volumes have R.S.G.S. "Library Regulations" adhered to front pastedowns. Bookplates in all volumes. Volume III over-opened at the start of chapter XX. All volumes in very good condition.

    The vast report of Talbot's findings in a census he conducted in 1921, separated into three categories: History, Ethnology (two volumes), and Languages and Statistics. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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