The Colonization of Liberia

    William Innes. Liberia; or the Early History & Signal Preservation of the American Colony of Free Negroes on the Coast of Africa. Edinburgh: Waugh & Innes, 1833.

    Second edition with copious appendix from materials furnished by Elliott Cresson. Octavo. viii, 234 pages. Engraved map "The Territory of Liberia According to a Survey" used as frontispiece. Map has detached and has been tipped to the front pastedown.

    Contemporary speckled brown cloth. Cloth modestly shelfworn. Front hinge cracked, else contents bright and sound. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Rare early work on the colonization of Liberia by freed slaves. The colony had been in existence barely ten years when Innes, a minister, wrote its history. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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