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    Three Volumes on African Languages, including: A. B. Ellis. The Ewe-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa. 1890. [and:] Maurice Delafosse. La Langue Maningue et ses Dialectes. In two volumes. 1929; 1955. All first editions, all good to very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    This lot includes: A. B. Ellis. The Ewe-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa, Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Languages, &c. London: Chapman and Hall, 1890. Presumed first edition. Octavo. viii, 331 pages, plus 40-pages of ads. Fold-out map of the slave coast. Gold-stamped brown cloth, black endpapers. Pages unopened. Water stains to both boards. Binding cracked. Outer pages dampstained. Foxing throughout. Bookplate. Good to very good condition. [and:] Maurice Delafosse. La Langue Maningue et ses Dialectes (Malinké, Bambara, Dioula). Paris: Libraire Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1929; 1955. First editions. Two octavo volumes in wrappers. 673; 857 pages. Text in French. Printed paper wrappers. Front wrapper of Volume I almost detached. Many pages unopened in both volumes. Bookplates. Good to very good.



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