sierra leone rare books
FORBES, Frederick Edwyn.Six months' service in the African blockade, from April to October 1848, in command of H.M.S. Bonetta.
First edition. 8vo (19.5 x 11.5 cm.), x, 146 pp., folding map (depicting the countries between Sierra Leone and Liberia), pale half calf, marbled boards and endpapers, full gilt spine, flat raised bands, red leather label, map strengthened at folds, occasional light spotting, an excellent copy.£1,750
First edition. 8vo., iv, 183pp., folding copper-plate frontispiece, large folding map (offset), contemporary calf, sometime rebacked, red morocco lettering piece, corners worn, an excellent copy.£1,350