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    Two Books on Guinea, including: J. Smith. Trade and Travels in the Gulph of Guinea. London: 1851. Good to very good. [and:] Otho Fridrich Vander Greuben. Na Guinea. Leyden: 1707. Text in Dutch. Very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    This lot includes: J. Smith. Trade and Travels in the Gulph of Guinea, Western Africa, with an Account of the Manners, Habits, Customs, and Religion of the Inhabitants. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1851. Presumed first edition. Very small octavo (approximately 6.75 x 4.25 inches). xvi, 223 pages. Blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering. Binding is loose and cracked at dedication page. Bookplate. Good to very good. [and:] Otho Fridrich Vander Greuben. Voorname Scheeps-Togt Van Jonkheer Otho Fridrich Vander Greuben, Brandenburgs Edelman, Na Guinea, Met 2 Keur-Vorftelijke Fregatten, Gedaan in het Jaar 1682. En vervolgens. Boekverkooper: Pieter Vander Aa, 1707. First Dutch edition. Small octavo. 89 pages, plus a ten-page index. Several fold-out plates. Text in Dutch. Bound recently in marbled paper wrappers and cream cloth backstrip. Pages toned, as expected. Bookplate. Very good. Early description of West Africa by O. F. Von der Gröben (1656-1728), first published in German in 1694.



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