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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT


The Sherbro and its Hinterland

Published: Macmillan and Co, London, 1901

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1901.  Hard to come by.

Beautifully hand-bound in full red-leather.

Bookbinders stamp on rear endpapers.

Original gilt vignette preserved on inside of rear cover.

Raised bands with gilt lines.

Morocco titles with gilt lettering.

Untrimmed page edges.

New buckram map-pocket bound into rear.

xvi, 356 pages.

Tissue-guarded frontispiece.

77 illustrations over 60 pages.

1 large fold-out map [38.5 x 48 cm] bound into rear.

1 large fold-out map [92 x 70 cm] in buckram pocket.

"The Sherbro was one of the great revenue-producing regions

of Britain's Sierra Leone colony. It was the port of entry for

ocean-going steamers and the point of departure for the products

of the rich hinterland including palm oil, koala nuts, rubber, and

various fruits and cultivated crops. The author, who was

Commissioner at Sherbro, discusses these indigenous products as

well as secret societies, ordeals and punishments, various chiefs

and treaties, and the Mendi rising of 1898."

Recorded shopping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23.5 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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