London, 1825. [iii]-xv,,413pp. plus fourteen plates (ten aquatints and four lithographs) and a folding map. Lacks the half title. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, leather label. Minor foxing on title and frontispiece, other wise internally clean. Very good. An account of a British exploring expedition whose goal was to explore the interior of Africa starting on the western coast with the goal of locating the source of the Niger River. The text describes the local scenery and populace, and the plates show native costumes, villages, and local flora; one plate shows eight musical instruments. The author's final chapter discusses slavery and the nature of the African race in general. ABBEY 282. GAY 2899. (Inventory #: WRCAM42039)
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