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Journey to Musardu Benjamin Anderson 1870 Black Author

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Journey to Musardu Benjamin Anderson 1870 Black Author

Narrative of a Journey to Musardu, The Capital of the Western Mandingoes by Benjamin Anderson. S.W. Green, Printer, New York, 1870. First Edition. 118 pages Map 2 full-page Plates. Paper wraps. 5' x 7.25.' Includes fold-out Map of the Journey to the Western Mandingoes in excellent condition 2 full-page Plates of the Elephants Taking Possession of the Cotton Fields and Mahommadu. 3.5' and 1' closed tears to front paper wrap along the spine with water stain and ink spot on front cover. The front cover is still attached. A small amount of paper loss to back cover. The contents are clean and in very good condition. ... Also includes the Appendix to Benj. Anderson's Journey to Musadu. An exact facsimile of a letter from the King of Musadu to the President of Liberia, written by a young Mandingo, at Musadu, in Arabic, in the latter part of 1868. Printed from photographic relief plates with a translation by the Rev. W. Blyden, Professor in Liberia College. New York: Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co., 1870. 14 pages 2 fold-out plates in Arabic. Paper wraps. 5' x 7.5.' Clean and in very good condition. ... Anderson was a black man educated in Liberia. The book is a narrative of his 13 month trek through the territory northwest of Liberia and up country to Musardu, the home of the Western Mandingoes. A well-documented account reporting on tribal relations, the economy and exchange, and the country he traveled through.

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