Life, Scenery, and Customs in Sierra Leone and the Gambia
Author: Poole, Thomas Eyre Year: 1850 Edition: First edition Publisher: London, Richard Bentley Category: Africa West Price: € 1,500.-
Two volumes, original cloth, 8vo.
Vol. 1: pp. xii, 321. Vol. 2: pp. xi, (1), 287.
Some occasional very moderate foxing to the frontispieces but further overall a clean copy throughout.
Original publisher's blue cloth with a binder’s label on the inner backcover with the text:
Bound by Josiah Westley adjoining the Time’s office London
The covers elaborately blindstamped as usual with mid 19th century publisher's bindings and the spines lavishly gilt. The gilt still very fresh and bright. Half-title to volume 2. Tinted lithographs as frontispieces; one a fine topographical plate of a mission post with a church, the other a splendid view of Freetown.