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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Monteiro, J.

Angola And The River Congo

Published: Macmillan, London, 1875

Edition: 1st

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Two volume set, described as follows: 'The following description of the country between the River Zaire or Congo, and Mossamedes or Little Fish Bay, comprising ten degrees of latitude, is the result of many years of travel in and exploration of that part of the coast. My aim has been to present an accurate and truthful account of its more striking features and productions, and of the manners and customs of the various tribes which inhabit it... this being the first detailed account of a most interesting and rich part of Tropical Africa, I leave it with confidence to the indulgence of my readers...'

The author details, in nine chapters Vol.1, and eleven chapters Vol.2 (305 and 340pp. respectively) the physical geography, vegetation, slave trade, commerce, character studies of the Negro, fetishes, customs; Ambriz to Loanda, conflicts, Cazengo, gold, wild coffee, former missionaries, River Quanza, musical instruments, Novo Redondo, Benguella, copper, hyenas, climate, cookery, fever, etc...etc...

Condition: ruled green cloth boards good, spines somewhat faded, corners bumped and frayed, front inner hinge on both volumes cracked, vol.1 cracked at pp.192/3, and vol.2 with some gatherings loose. Both volumes sunned, fold-out map bound in at front of volume 1; text of both volumes good throughout. A well read, but still good set.

  • Binding Condition: good
  • Overall Condition: good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Preferably EFT's; alternatively PayPal (regret: no credit cards)
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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