Lot 2

Africa.- Allen (Captain William) & Thomson (T. R. H.)

A Narrative of the Expedition…to the River Niger, in 1841, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, frontispieces, 2 folding maps, 14 plates, text-illustrations, little spotting, name stamp of William Bascom on endpapers, vol 1 title and (loosely inserted) 1858 school prize slip from Totteridge Park Schools, contemporary red cloth, gilt and blind-stamped, g.e., rubbed, rebacked, R. Bentley, 1848.

*** William Bascom (1912-81) Californian folklorist, anthropologist and museum director, with a particular interest in the art and culture of West Africa.

Estimate: £150-£200