London, 1844. vii,152pp. plus errata slip, two handcolored maps (one folding) and two plates. Original red publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gold, rebacked, with original spine laid down. Bookplate on front pastedown and fly leaf. Minor foxing. Very good. Biography of Richard Alchorne Worge (1707-74), first governor of the British settlements in Senegambia from 1758 to 1763. This work includes a description of the native inhabitants of the country, as well as the landscape and wildlife. An important work for the involvement of the British in the African slave trade during the Seven Years' War. The maps show Senegambia and the coast of northwestern Africa, and the island of Goree. OCLC lists only ten copies. OCLC 28815655. (Inventory #: WRCAM42038)
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