ALEXANDER, Sir James Edward.

Excursions in West Africa


Excursions in West Africa
and narrative of a campaign in Kaffir-Land, on the staff of the commander in chief.
London, Colburn, 1840.

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“This work contains an account of the principal islands, ports, and settlements on the West Coast of Africa in 1835, and much information is afforded regarding the colonies of the Gold Coast. ” (Mendelssohn). The book also provides an interesting account of the Kaffir War, in which Alexander served as aide-de-camp to Sir Benjamin d’Urban.


Second edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiii, 428; xii, 353 pp., 2 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 3 maps, 3 plates, 14 vignettes, traces of old stamp to titles, original blindstamped green cloth gilt, old paper labels to foot of spines, short split to lower joint vol. i, split to upper inner hinge same volume, a very good set.


Cf. Mendelssohn, I, 20 (First ed., slight difference to title).


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