1 volume. First edition. Bookplate of Jesse Russell Taft.
Publishers brown covers.
Blind-stamped title with vignette of native.
Gilt titles on spine [faded] + gilt vignette.
xv, , 634 pages.
Frontispiece portrait with captioned tissue-guard.
125 plates and illustrations over 101 pages.
1 in-text map.
1 large fold-out colour map [56 x 84 cm].
Very good condition throughout.
The following unflattering comment has been offered
for Wack not doing enough to help the native population.
"Wack was a lawyer and author of several historical works
including this abomination - a defense of King Leopold's butchery
of the people of the Congo. He was actually a paid hack for
His Majesty though he kept that fact a secret while urging
various American business leaders to invest in the area."
There is a letter from the Royal Geographical Society in response
to an inquiry concerning H. W. Wack.
Recorded shipping weight 2000g.
Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 23.5 x 16 cm
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