RESIDENCE AT SIERRA LEONE. Described from a Journal Kept on the Spot, and from Letters Written to Friends at Home. Edited by the Hon. Mrs. Norton

(London: John Murray, 1849).

FIRST EDITION AND A VERY EARLY ACCOUNT OF A BRITISH WOMAN'S TIME IN AFRICA. The author lived for several years in Sierra Leone. She informally tells us of the hardships and discomforts, but also provides much on the missionaries, the climate, the natural attributes of the area, the slave traders, and of the native peoples. Item #30640

First edition. Small 8vo, in a handsome contemporary binding of moire silk covered boards backed in vellum and with vellum corner-pieces, the spine elegantly gilt tooled and with a gilt trimmed and lettered red morocco label xii, 335 pp. A very attractive copy, the binding is handsome and solid with just a touch of rubbing at the edges, the text is essentially free of any spotting or staining, just a touch age mellowed.

Price: $195.00