24 September 2002,
Price realised GBP 896
GBP 500 - GBP 800
[MUHAMMAD IBN UMAR, AL-TUNUSI]
Travels of an Arab Merchant in Soudan (The Black Kingdoms of Central Africa) I. Darfur. II. Wadaï. Abridged from the French [of A. Perron] by Bayle St. John. London: Chapman and Hall, 1854. 8° (193 x 118mm). Original publisher's cloth by Bone and Son, stamped in blind, gilt spine lettering (slightly discoloured, small stain affecting one letter on spine). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.
WILLIAM DESBOROUGH COOLEY. The Negroland of the Arabs examined and explained: An Enquiry into the Early Geography and History of Central Africa. London: J. Arrowsmith, 1841. 8° (218 x 140mm). Folding engraved map in sections mounted on linen. Original buff cloth (upper cover discoloured, head of spine lacking). Provenance: Royal Geographical Society (stamps). FIRST EDITION; together with Jean Gay Bibliographie des Ouvrages Relatifs à l'Afrique et à l'Arabe (San Remo and Paris, 1875, number 86 of 520 copies).
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