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    Goldberry's Travels in Western Africa

    Silv. Meinrad Xavier Golberry. Fragmens d'un voyage en Afrique, Fait pendant les années 1785, 1786 et 1787, dans les Contrées occidentales de ce Continent, comprises entre le cap Blanc de Barbarie, par 20 degrés, 47 minutes, et le cap de Palmes, par 4 degrés, 30 minutes, latitude boréale. Paris: Treuttel et Würtz, 1802.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. [2], 512; [4], 522 pages. Volume I with one engraved folding plate and one engraved folding map; Volume II with three engraved plates and one engraved folding map. Lacking one folding map. French text.

    Contemporary calf with decorative gilt ruled borders on the boards and additional decoration and titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Joints tender with moderate scuffing to boards. Contents sound with some occasional scattered foxing, former owners' bookplates on the pastedown and front free endpaper of each volume. Very good.

    An early account by Golberry of his travels in Western Africa providing an excellent overview of the indigenous people, their customs, habits and industry. Includes much on gold mining and the natural history of the region. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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