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Burton, Richard Francis 
ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS. AN EXPLORATION. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1863
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Burton, Richard Francis 
ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS. AN EXPLORATION. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1863
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4,0006,000
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Burton, Richard Francis 
ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS. AN EXPLORATION. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1863
2 volumes, 8vo. Dedication leaf, folding map, photographic portrait frontispiece, 4 wood-engraved plates, publisher's advertisements at end of volumes; minor foxing primarily to endpapers and titles. Original green pebble-grained cloth, covers ruled in blindstamp, spines gilt-lettered. Slipcase.
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Casada 25; Penzer, p.70

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FIRST EDITION. In 1861 Burton left the Indian Army and was appointed British Consul at the Spanish island colony of Fernando Po. From this base Burton explored West Africa. In Lagos he contrived to join a mission to the Yoruba fortress of Abeokuta, where he noted customs and fauna with his usual meticulous detail. On his return to Lagos, he set off to explore the mountains of Cameroon, travelling from Ambas Bay to Pico Grande.

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