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Dawn in Darkest Africa by  John H Harris - Hardcover - from Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA (SKU: 4553)

Dawn in Darkest Africa

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Dawn in Darkest Africa

by Harris, John H

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(London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1914). Introduction by the Earl of Cromer. Demy 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and in black on upper cover; pp. xxxvi + 308, incl. index; plates; folding map. Cloth rather worn, stippled, and sunned on spine; small, penned accession code, and bookplate of Neville Jones to front pastedown; rather foxed; binding slack, with archival tape reinforcing between two gatherings; some plates working loose, but holding. Fair. (Work, p. 186; Tenri Africana 3246) The pictorial bookplate of Neville Jones is listed on page 46 of 'South African Bookplates from the Percival J. G. Bishop Collection'. Based on his experience of travel in West Africa and the Congo Basin, the missionary author provides his insights on native tribes, commercial prospects and other matters. The photographs are very interesting. .


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Dawn in Darkest Africa
Harris, John H
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(London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1914)
Congo. Colonialism. Guinea. Missionaries. Leopold. Rubber. Travel
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About Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA

Christison Rare Books operates as a mail order business, based in Port Elizabeth. We are members of IOBA and SABDA. Whereas we stock thousands of books on a wide variety of subjects, our focus has always been on SE Africa - its peoples, wildlife and history. The store is managed by Lindsay Christison. Although we do not run an open book shop, prospective customers who would like to examine items described in our on-line list of stock are welcome to make an appointment.


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