Wit and Wisdom From West Africa. Richard Burton.
Wit and Wisdom From West Africa

Wit and Wisdom From West Africa

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. or, a book of proverbial philosophy, idioms, enigmas and Laconisms compiled by Richard F Burton, Lake HM's Consul for the Bight of Biafra and Fernando Po. First edition of this important work. 455 pp. Penzer p 75, 76 described this book as RARE especially if in good condition. Bound in brick red cloth with blind triple border enclosing design in blind on both covers. Burton wanted to give readers an insight into the Negro mind and thoughts. Clean and nice internally, orig. endpapers lightly soiled. Recased in orig. cloth, strengthened at spine tips. Orig. spine in fair condition with wear to gilt. Housed in a burgundy cloth case and then in a marbled paper slipcase with gilt leather spine label. Good. Item #3841

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