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    Map by John Arrowsmith

    William Desborough Cooley. The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained; or, an Inquiry into the Early History and Geology of Central Africa. London: J. Arrowsmith, 1841.

    First edition. Octavo. xvi, 143 pages. Presentation copy from the author. Two pages of ads. Folding map by John Arrowsmith.

    Original brown cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Hinges weak. Backstrip splitting at the top. Binding slightly cocked. Bookplate of previous owner. Very good.

    Many footnotes, citing the Arab sources Cooley drew on for this scholarly monograph. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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