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    The Ashanti Campaign

    Henry Brackenbury. The Ashanti War, A Narrative. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1874.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes, complete. xi, 428; vi, 367 pages, plus 54 pages of ads. Facsimile letter on blue paper as frontispiece in Volume I. Plans and maps. Two folding maps in pocket.

    Rebound in modern full red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Foxing throughout, particularly to plates and maps and their adjacent pages. Contemporary name to half-title pages of both volumes. Bookplate in both volumes. Very good.

    Detailed account of the Ashanti War, with information collected from official documents of the campaign, from letters between commanding officers, and from Brackenbury's own journals. With maps and plans compiled from the staff-surveys, reports of special commissioners to native kings, and other official sources by Harry Cooper. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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