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    Forty-Five Hand-Colored Plates

    René Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve. L'Afrique ou Histoire, Mœurs, Usages et Coutumes des Africains: le Sénégal. Paris: Nepveu, 1814.

    First edition. Four twelvemo volumes. Two folding maps, forty-five hand-colored plates. Text in French.

    Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to title labels to spines. One hinge cracked. All joints cracked or tender. Bookplates of previous owner. Overall, a very good set.

    These wonderful engravings of Africans and scenes from Africa were later used in Shoberl's Africa volumes of Acherman's The World in Miniature series, published seven years later. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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