BOWDICH Thomas Edward (1791-1824). An Account of the Discoveries of the Portuguese in the interiors of Angola and Mozambique. From original manuscripts, by T.E. Bowdich.... To which is added, a note by the author, on a geographical error of Mungo Park, in his last journal into the interior of Africa. London: Howlett & Brimmer for John Booth, 1824. 8° (223 x 140mm). Errata slip, 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end. 2 folding engraved maps. (Small tears to folds of first map.) Original brown cloth, titled in gilt on spine (slightly bumped at extremities). A VERY FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of this posthumously published work.
James Ormiston M'WILLIAM. Medical history of the expedition to the Niger during the years 1841-2 comprising an account of the fever which led to its termination. London: C. Adlard for John Churchill, 1843. 8° (225 x 143mm). 1 folding map, 2 lithographic plates by Day & Hghe after John Duncan, 1 hand-coloured lithographic geological section. Original blue cloth blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly faded). Provenance: Richard Cobden (author's presentation inscription 'Richard Cobden Esqr. M.P. with the grateful and very Respectful Compliments of The Author', Dunford Library bookplate with 'RC' monogram). AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, in fine condition. M'William served as chief medical officer on the expedition.
DEAN & MUNDAY (printers). Considerations chiefly during a Voyage in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine to the north-west coast of Africa. London: pinted by Dean & Munday for the Author, [no date but circa 1829]. 4° (320 x 260mm). Folding lithographic map. (Title slightly soiled and spotted, map browned and spotted.) Original green cloth-backed boards, paper label to backstrip (recased, inner hinges repaired). FIRST EDITION of this very rare, eccentric and anonymous work.
And 4 other works in six volumes on West Africa (including: C.B. WAGSTROEM. Observations on the slave trade, and a description of some part of the coast of Guinea. London: 1789. 8°. Later cloth-backed boards. RARE;
G. TAMS. Visit to the Portuguese posessions in south-western Africa. London: [no date but ?1845]. 2 vols, 12°. Original blue cloth. First edition in English;
Peter LEONARD. Records of a Voyage to the western coast of Africa, in Her Majesty's Ship Dryad. Edinburgh, London, [etc.]: 1833. 12°. Original cloth-backed boards, modern box;
C.C. MICHELL. Narrative of a Voyage of Observation among the colonies of western Africa... and of a campaign in Kaffir-land. London: 1837. 2 volumes, 8°. Original blue cloth. FIRST EDITION). (9)