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A Voyage to Senegal, the Island of Goree and the River Gambia.

ADANSON M. (1759.)

£1500.00 

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First English edition. Folding map. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, joints slightly rubbed, upper joint repaired. xiii, 337pp. London: Pr. for J. Nourse and W. Jonhston[sic],

The author, a French Naturalist trained by Jussieu, took the opportunity of going to the French settlement in Senegal in the service of the French East-India Company, in order to study the natural history of those parts, and became one of the earliest to do so.

Stock Code: 194874