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A. B. Ellis.

The Ewe-Speaking Peoples, The Yoruba-Speaking People,The Tshi-Speaking People.

Published: Chapman And Hall Limited, London, 1887, 1890,1894.

Edition: First.

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1. The Ewe-Speaking Peoples Of The Slave Coast Of West Africa. Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, languages. By A. B. Ellis, major First Battalion West India Regiment. Published By Chapman And Hall, Limited, London, 1890. First Edition.

331 pp.

With folding map.

Quarter leather boards and  maroon cloth with gilt titles to the spine, ex-library  gilt emblem to the top board. Edge wear, scuffs, marks and deterioration to the spine in particular. Ex-library due date paper tipped in to the front end paper and stamped, this edition belonged to D. Fivaz at The Department of African Languages at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. ( Name and title tipped in to the top of the end paper. Ex-library card to the reverse side of the bottom board, stamps to the opposite page. Intermittent foxing and age tanning to the pages. The binding holds. 

2. The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples Of The Slave Coast Of West Africa. Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Language. With Appendix Containing A Comparison Of The Tshi, Ga, Ewe and Yoruba Languages. By A. B. Ellis Lieut.-Colonel, First Battalion West India Regiment. Published By Chapman And Hall, Limited, London, 1894. First Edition.

402 pp. 

With maps.

Quarter leather boards with maroon cloth, gilt titles to the spine and gilt ex-library emblem to the top board. The boards have edge wear, marks and scuffs, some deterioration of the spine. Ex-library due date paper tipped in to the front end paper , stamped and D. Fivaz, Dept. African languages address tipped in at the top right. Ex-library card tipped in to the reverse side of the bottom board and stamped on the facing page.  Intermittent foxing, mostly to the first and last few pages. The binding holds.

3.  The Tshi-Speaking Peoples Of The Gold Coast Of West Africa. Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, languages. By A. B. Ellis. Major, 1st West India Regiment. Published By Chapman And Hall Limited, London, 1887. First Edition.

343 pp. 

Frontispiece, map of the Gold Coast.

Quarter leather with maroon cloth, gilt titles to the spine and gilt ex-library emblem to the top board. The boards have edge wear , scuffs and marks with the spine deteriorating. Ex-library due date paper tipped in to the front end paper, stamped and D. Fivaz, Dept. African Languages Address tipped in to the right top of the front end paper. Intermittent foxing mostly to the front and back pages, with age tanning. Ex-library card holder tipped in to the reverse side of the bottom board and stamps to the facing page. The binding holds.

  • Binding Condition: Fair - Good
  • Overall Condition: Fair - Good
  • Size: 23 cm x 15 cm
  • Sold By: Hemingways Books
  • Contact Person: Noel Hunt
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 028-312-2739
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Bank Transfer, All Credit Cards via PayGate secure links.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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