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Book Description

First edition. "With illustrations and maps". Light rubbing at corners and extremities; faint creasing to spine ends; top edge stained blue. Tissue guarded frontispiece of the Sultan of Zanzibar, plus copious photographic illustrations, including several by"Messrs. A.C. Gomes, the well-known photographers of Zanzibar" (cf. author's preface). Skilful 3"archival tape repair to hinge of folding map at rear (o/w fine condition). Institutional bookplate, small call number at foot of contents page and 2 small (barely visible) circular blindstamps on p. 9. front hinge perfect; neat repair at rear.
Dealer Notes
The author was a British imperial administrator. Acting Commissioner of Nyasaland (now Malawi) from 1 April 1907 to September 1907 and acting Governor of Nyasaland from 1 April 1910 to 4 July 1910. In 1914, he became British Resident in Zanzibar, working alongside the protectorate's High Commissioner Henry Conway Belfield. (cf. Wikipedia)
Author Major F[rancis] B[arrow] Pearce
Date 1920
Binding Publisher's original dark blue cloth,with gilt spine lettering (bright)
Publisher London: T. Fisher Unwin
Condition Very good.
Pages 431

Price: £225.00

Offered by Wilfrid de Freitas

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