DescriptionThree African Titles, including: Ahmed Ibn Fartua. History of the First Twelve Years of the Reign of Mai Idris Alooma of Bornu. 1926. [and:] H. G. Backwell. The Occupation of Hausaland. 1927. [and:] H. R. Palmer. Sudanese Memoirs - Three Volumes. 1928. All first editions, all very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.
Lot includes: Ahmed Ibn Fartua. History of the First Twelve Years of the Reign of Mai Idris Alooma of Bornu (1571-1583). Together with the "Diwan of the Sultans of Bornu" and "Girgam" of the Magumi. Lagos: Government Printer, 1926. First edition. Octavo. 121 pages. Translated and with notes by H. R. Palmer. With folding map at rear. Laid in is a Frank Cass & Company (publishers) slip with "from the Archbishop [of York] himself" written on it. Full gilt-stamped purple cloth is sunned. Spine bleached. Boards slightly bowed. Bookplate. Very good. [and:] H. G. Backwell [editor]. The Occupation of Hausaland 1900-1904, Being a translation of Arabic letters found in the House of the Wazir of Sokoto, Bohari, in 1903. Lagos: Government Printer, 1927. 80 pages. Errata slip inserted. Full gilt-stamped purple cloth is faded along top edges. Spine bleach. Boards slightly bowed. Bookplate. Very good. [and:] H. R. Palmer. Sudanese Memoirs, Being Mainly Translations of a Number of Arabic Manuscripts Relating to the Central and Western Sudan. Lagos: Government Printer, 1928. First edition. Three octavo volumes. 81;119; 163 pages. Photographs. Two folding maps. Full gilt-stamped purple cloth is puckered and rubbed. Spines bleached. Final page of Volume II torn, not affecting text. Bookplate. Very good.
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