Hausaland

Or Fifteen Hundred Miles Through The Central Soudan

ROBINSON, Charles H.

ROBINSON, Charles H. Hausaland Or Fifteen Hundred Miles Through The Central Soudan

Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1896.

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine with a gilt vignette to the upper cover. Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard, sixteen further plates, and fifteen illustrations in the text. Folding colour map of Western Africa. A very good copy, clean and bright with slight bumps corners and a short closed tear to the folding map. Contemporary ownership inscription to verso of front endpaper.

The author's account of his travels in the Sokoto region, the north-westernmost reach of modern Nigeria. Robinson travelled via Kaffi and Zaria to Kano, where he spent some time researching. The chief concern of his visit was to study the Hausa language - he later compiled a Hausa dictionary and anthology of Hausa literature. Chapters cover the author's travels, slavery, native medicine, the Hausa language, Islam and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Stock ID: 39016

£850.00

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