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The Voyage of the Dayspring. Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857

By Hastings, A. C. G.

(London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1926). Demy 8vo; original turquoise cloth, with margins of upper board ruled in blind and spine lettered in gilt; no dustwrapper; pp. xiii + (iii) + 230, incl. index; several plates. Cloth slightly stippled; moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. (Hess & Coger 7055) 'Nigeria is a country that has come very much into the public eye of late years, and very little of its early history is known. Therefore I have decided to publish a journal written by my late husband, Sir John Hawley Glover, when he was a very young man, which describes the Nigeria of that day. Lieutenant Glover, as he then was, left England with the "Baikie" Expedition, as it was called, for the purpose of making an official survey of the Niger, and his work for the British Government was to be the foundation for the charts and maps of that unknown and extensive valley. The attention of the scientific world was being directed just then to the Niger by the Royal Geographical Society, more particularly by Sir Roderick Murchison, the President, who urged the Government to undertake the surveys. The Earl of Clarendon - who was the head of the Foreign Department - therefore decided to despatch an expedition, of which the scientific head was Dr. Baikie and the surveyor, Lieutenant Glover.' - From the Introduction by Lady Glover. .


The Nigerian Field. The International Field Studies Journal of West Africa. Vol. 45 part 2/3 July 1980

By Halstead, LB. (editor)

(The Nigerian Field Society: 1981). 248 x 184 mm; card wrappers; pp. 128; black-and-white photographs. Wrappers a bit creased and marked. This issue: A Check List of Nigerian Termites (Isoptera) with Brief Notes on Their Biology and Distribution; Igbo Pottery; Refactory Clays from the Ogwashi-Asaba Formation, South-East Nigeria; The Significance of Environmental Changes on the Taxonomy of Sida in Nigeria; Some Itsekiri Proverbs, etc .


The Nigerian Field. The International Field Studies Journal of West Africa. Vol. 46 part 1/2 April 1981

By Halstead, LB. (editor)

(The Nigerian Field Society: 1981). 248 x 184 mm; card wrappers; pp. 96; black-and-white photographs. Wrappers a bit creased; some spotting. This issue: Community Development Up-to-date (Godfrey Allen); Caves and Tower Karst near Calabar, Nigeria (S.W. Peters); Medicine in the Lost Province (D.R. Rosevear); The Ancient Canoe Port of Benin (P.J. Darling); An Aladura Healing Revival (Rosalind I.J. Hackett); Yoruba Customs. .


In the Service of Nigeria. Monograph No. 2 of The Nigerian Field. The International Field Studies Journal of West Africa

By Bridges, A.F.B.

(The Nigerian Field Society: December 1980). 245 x 183 mm; card wrappers; pp. 64; black-and-white photographs. Wrappers slightly curled and creased; a little scattered foxing. "Frank Bridges founded the Nigerian Field Society in 1930; The Nigerian Field was first published in 1931 under his editorship. Frank was born in 1895 in Shahpur, Punjab and entered the Navy in 1912 with the title of 'Assistant Clerk' on £45 p.a. Like many of his time he grew up on Kipling, Henty and the Boy's Own Paper and in the old-fashioned atmosphere of patriotic fervour, discipline and service which marked the hey-day of the British Empire. In 1918 he applied for service in Nigeria and indeed spent his entire working life in the service of the people of Nigeria. It is a great privilege to be able to publish this moving personal account of the life of a colonial administrator - not the memoirs of Governors - but of the man in the bush, the true backbone of the Colonial Service, which laid the foundation for modern NIgeria." (From introduction) .


The Life of Thomas Truscott, Missionary to Sierra Leone

By Kirsop, Joseph

(London: Andrew Crombie, no date). Inscription to front free endpaper reads: "Percy Leverton. From the Bible Christian Missionary Society. 1898." Small 8vo; original dark green cloth over beveled boards, upper board and spine blocked in black and gilt; blind-stamped border and decorative device to lower board; a.e.g.; pp. 165 + adverts; frontis. portrait, with tissue guard. Cloth somewhat rubbed, and frayed at extremities; slight stain to bottom edges of endpapers; prelims. somewhat foxed, occasional spotting elsewhere; binding slightly slack. Good condition. Uncommon account of missionary activity in the West African territory. The date of publication is given as 1890 by OCLC. .


African rural-urban migration: the movement to Ghana's towns

By Caldwell, John C.

(New York, Columbia University Press, 1969). Dustwrapper, partly and slightly stained, black cloth, pp. xi + 257 + (1), tables. 'In the fast-growing populations of the developing tropics, rural areas are no longer able to absorb the vast increases in their populations. In Ghana the result is striking-over a quarter of the population now lives in the towns. This book sets out to examine the kinds of people migrating to the towns, the effect of their migration on the rural areas they leave and the urban areas they adopt, their methods of travel and of solvig the problems of accommodation and work, their degree of satisfaction with town life, the numbers returning to the village, and their reasons for doing so. It thus discusses whether and when a truly urban population is created. Those specialising in any branch of the social sciences, and also the layman with an interest in the way tropical African countries are developing, will welcome information to be found here.' .


Land of the Niamoo: travels in the forests of Equatorial Africa

By Le Roy, Marcel

(London, Arthur Barker, 1954). Translated from the French by M.A. Michael. Pictorial dustwrapper, frayed, with slight loss, original cloth, pp. 175, plates. Endpapers, preliminary pages and margins foxed. Upper Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia. .


West Africa under colonial rule

By Crowder, Michael

(Evanston, 1968). Pictorial dustwrapper, very slightly frayed, original cloth, pp. 540, folding map. Owner's name on the front pastedown endpaper. .