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Hutton, William

A Voyage to Africa . . . (1821)

Published: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1821

Edition: First

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" . . . A Voyage to Africa. Including a Narrative of an Embassy to One of the Interior Kingdoms; with remarks on the course and termination of the Niger and other principal rivers in that country"

The author had been “Acting Consul for Ashantee, and an Officer in the African Company’s Service” and he made four voyages to the Gold Coast between 1816 and 1820.

Half bound in tan calf with gilt decorations and gilt lettering on a black spine label. Plain endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges red. Green silk marker ribbon. xi + 488 pp of text and 19 appendixes + 2 folding maps + 4 hand-coloured engravings from the author’s originals.

The binding is tight and the condition of the covers is excellent. The endpapers are lightly foxed, with a small bookseller label on the front paste-down. The front endpaper is cracked over part of its depth, but with no damage to the binding. There is occasional light foxing to the text and heavier foxing to the maps and opposite pages.

Rare in this quality of binding, condition and completeness.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 225 x 140
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0486/+79 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
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