GRAY, Major William

Travels in Western Africa,


Travels in Western Africa,
in the years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the River Gambia, through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the River Niger.
Murray, London 1825.

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Gray’s expedition followed the disastrous missions of Major Peddie (who died of fever) and Captain Campbell (who also died on his arrival at the coast); Gray was scarcely more successful, being captured by the Fulani of Futa-Toro.


First edition. 8vo. xvi, 413 pp., 10 aquatint plates including frontispiece, 4 lithographed botanical plates, 1 folding map, contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments with foliate motifs, red label, marbled boards, some slight offsetting and foxing in places, an excellent copy.

Provenance: Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, engraved armorial bookplate; George Harwood, bookplate.


Abbey Travel 282; Gay 2899.


Stock ID: 90999