ENDURAN, L(odoïx). De slavenhandel of twee zeelieden in Senegal. Gent, H. vander Schelden, 1893.Sm.8vo. Original decorated gilt wrappers. 126 pp. Dutch edition of: La traite des nègres, ou, deux marins au Sénégal. Lile, Lefort, 1869. - Scarce.Hess & Coger, 7342; Joucla p.99. [Boeknr.: 33112 ]

€ 95,00

PARK, Mungo. Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Second edition. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1799.4to. Contemporary mottled calf, skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, spine richly gilt. . With engraved portrait, 2 plates with musical scores, 3 folding maps (1 tear rep.) and 5 engraved plates (2 folding). XXVIII,372,XCII,(2) pp. Published in the same year as the first edition; with bookplate of J.S.W.S. Erle Drax. - Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the well-nigh fabulous waters of the Niger. He followed the river almost to the Senegal valley. He finally reached Gambia after a lengthy return journey. His journal included a detailed description of travel conditions, the nature of the area, rivers, and customs of various tribes. 'Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa' (PMM 253). Written in a straightforward unpretentious, narrative style, it gave readers their first realistic description of everyday life in west Africa, depicting without the censorious, patronizing contempt which so often has disfigured European accounts of Africa (DNB).- Some age-browning and offsetting of the plates otherwise a beautiful copy of one of the most popular accounts of African exploration. Cox I, p.394; Gay 2788; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.93; Hess & Coger 5655; Scheybeler,The Paolo Bianchi Collection, 279; Howgego P21. [Boeknr.: 5492 ]

€ 1450,00

PREVOST, Antoine François. Reizen langs de westkust van Afrika, van Kaap Blanko tot Sierra Leona: vervattende de Engelse bezittingen, en koophandel, op de riviere Gambra, met de aardrykskundige- en natuurkundige historie der nabuurige landen. - Reizen naar Guinee en Benin, vervattende de kust van Sierra-Leona, tot aan Kaap Gonsalvo. 's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, 1748.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments (top of spines rep.). With title-pages printed in red and black, 12 engraved maps (6 folding) and 43 engraved plates (13 folding) by J. van Schley. 435,(5); (4),532,(6) pp. Historische beschryving der reizen, volume IV-V, enlarged and improved Dutch edition of the French series started by Antoine François Prévost d' Exiles (1697 - 1763), usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost. This volume covers a detailed description of West-Africa with accounts of the English and Dutch possessions on the coasts and their slave trade. With fine engravings. - (Some minor foxing).Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM I, p.108. [Boeknr.: 7817 ]

€ 950,00

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