Travels And Life In Ashanti And Jaman.

FREEMAN, RICHARD AUSTIN.

Publisher

Archibald Constable and Co 2 Whitehall Gardens.

Place

Westminster

Date

1898

Synopsis

With about one hundred illustrations by the author and from photographs and two maps.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 9.5 x 6.75 inches. xx + 259 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. Title page in red and black. Bound in original orange cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front board. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and fly leaves foxed, but only occasional traces of spotting inside; otherwise a very good clean copy. Pictorial bookplate of H. Graves. Illustrated by photographic frontispiece and throughout by text figures of drawings by author and by black and white photographs, including 20 whole page and by 2 coloured maps, one folding. The author's account of the expedition to Ashanti and Jaman, 1888, in the Gold Coast Colony (now Ghana), on which he served as surgeon. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) had entered the colonial service as an assistant surgeon in 1887. He was invalided home in 1891 and gave up the medical profession in 1905 when his health broke down, to become a writer of detective fiction. Scarce first edition of a title republished in 1967.

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