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Title: Wit and Wisdom from West Africa; or, A Book ... Publisher: Tinsley Brothers. Publication Date: 1865. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Edition: 1st Edition. This is a recovered copy of the first edition, published by the Tinsley Brothers (London) in 1865, of Richard F. Burton's Wit and Wisdom from West Africa; or, A Book of Proverbial Philosophy, Idioms, Enigmas and Laconisms (xxx introductory pages + 455 body pages). The re-done cover (with no attribution as to bindery), red cloth with gold lettering to the spine, is in good condition, with one shallow corner bump, shallow curl to the ends of the spine and a surface tear at the top back edge of the spine. It is securely connected to the inside, and with a straight spine, at the bottom of which are the publication date and the letters V. de G. for Victor de Guinzbourg, the counter-intelligence officer whose copy this was. Guinzbourg's bookplate, the only extraneous attachment, is on the front inside cover. There is no writing to any pages. The page-binding is of erratic quality. All pages are present and almost all are securely bound, but several are loose or partly so. There are half a dozen rough outside edges, apparently the result of poorly done page separtions, but no tears extend into the printed areas. Almost all pages have no such tears. The print is clean and unfaded throughout, with almost no stains, and none of any consequence.

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    Wit and Wisdom from West Africa Proverbial Philosophy

    Estimate $300 - $400Nov 05, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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