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    James Fawckner. Narrative of Captain James Fawckner's Travels on the Coast of Benin, West Africa. London: A. Schloss, 1837. Presumed first edition. Full green cloth. Binding scuffed, bumped, and dampstained. Scattered foxing. Bookplate. Generally very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    Small octavo. iv, 128 pages. Full green cloth, with embossed decorations and gilt lettering. Yellow-green endpapers. Binding scuffed with dampstaining on rear board. Extremities bumped; spine faded. With penciled signature "Percy Fawckner" on flyleaf.

    Edited by a Friend of the Captain, who writes in his Preface: "The following pages contain the Narrative of Captain James Fawckner's sufferings and sojourn among the tribes of Western Africa, in 1825."



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