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Wadstrom (Carl Bernard)


Published: London, 1794 and 1795

Edition: First Edition

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Particularly applied to the Western Coast of Africa, with some free thoughts on cultivation and commerce

Also brief descriptions of the colonies already formed, or attempted, in Africa, including those of Sierra Leona and Bulama.

In two parts.

Illustrated with a nautical map

First edition: 2 parts in one volume: Part 1 half title page, iv, 196, [2]; part 2 [ 2] 2, 363 [25] pages, 4 plates, 2 large folding maps, rebound in quarter leather over matching cloth bevelled boards, with brown title label gilt on the spine, light foxing, a good copy.

Part 2 is dated 1795. The final 12 leaves contain a list of contents, a list of subscribers and a final leaf with an errata on the recto and 'Directions to the bookbinder' on the verso.
According to the the Directions to the binders plate IV is missing: The buildings at Bulama

London : Printed for the author, by Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-Street, 1794 and 1795


  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 4to (290 x230mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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