A Native Of Bornoo

Said, Nicholas

Published by Ticknor And Fields, 1867
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Title: A Native Of Bornoo

Publisher: Ticknor And Fields

Publication Date: 1867

Binding: Unbound

Book Condition: VG

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11pp extract, printed in double columns, salvaged from a damaged issue of The Atlantic Monthly, Volume XX, #120, October, 1867. The author, of Bornou, Africa, travelled the world and spoke seven languages. He came to the U. S. and served in the American Civil War with the "colored troops." From a July 23, 1870, article in the Atlanta Constitution, "Nicholas Said, a very intelligent native of Africa, called yesterday at The Constitution office to make arrangements to have published his autobiography, written by himself. He is tattooed over his face, arms and body, and says that he was born in Bornou, of a royal family -- was sold to Mischacoff, the Russian General, in whose service he was during the Crimean war. He seems to have traveled much, and talks intelligently on almost every subject. Originally a Mohammedan, he joined the Greek church in Russia, and now professes to have been converted to the Swedenborgian faith, about which he seems to be well informed. Upon the subject of the European war he converses with great intelligence, and seems to be decided in his convictions. He has been teaching school at Thomasville, Georgia, and in the Herald of that place he showed us a very complimentary notice of himself. We examined his manuscript with some care, and were astonished to find it well written, both as regards arrangement and the grammatical construction of sentences. The contents are novel, and, as far as we read them, very interesting. Whether he is what he represents himself to be or not, (and we have no reason to doubt it) Nicholas Said is a remarkable character, and a few moments' conversation will convince any one of this fact. He proposes to publish his autobiography if a sufficient number of subscribers can be obtained to enable him to do so. He will wait upon our citizens to canvass for subscribers." Apparently, this attempt was not successful as the book was not published until 1873, by Shotwell & Company, Memphis, under the title, The Autobiography Of Nicholas Said, A Native Of Bornou, Eastern Soudan, Central Africa, which is now very scarce. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve. Bookseller Inventory #


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Book Description: Ticknor And Fields, Boston, 1867. Unbound. Book Condition: VG. 8vo. 11pp extract, printed in double columns, salvaged from a damaged issue of The Atlantic Monthly, Volume XX, No. 120, October, 1867. The author, of Bornou, Africa, traveled the world and spoke seven languages. He came to the U. S. and served in the American Civil War with the colored troops. From a July 23, 1870, article in the Atlanta Constitution, "Nicholas Said, a very intelligent native of Africa, called yesterday at The Constitution office to make arrangements to have published his autobiography, written by himself. He is tattooed over his face, arms and body, and says that he was born in Bornou, of a royal family -- was sold to Mischacoff, the Russian General, in whose service he was during the Crimean war. He seems to have traveled much, and talks intelligently on almost every subject. Originally a Mohammedan, he joined the Greek church in Russia, and now professes to have been converted to the Swedenborgian faith, about which he seems to be well informed. Upon the subject of the European war he converses with great intelligence, and seems to be decided in his convictions. He has been teaching school at Thomasville, Georgia, and in the Herald of that place he showed us a very complimentary notice of himself. We examined his manuscript with some care, and were astonished to find it well written, both as regards arrangement and the grammatical construction of sentences. The contents are novel, and, as far as we read them, very interesting. Whether he is what he represents himself to be or not, (and we have no reason to doubt it) Nicholas Said is a remarkable character, and a few moments' conversation will convince any one of this fact. He proposes to publish his autobiography if a sufficient number of subscribers can be obtained to enable him to do so. He will wait upon our citizens to canvass for subscribers." Apparently, this attempt was not successful as the book was not published until 1873, by Shotwell & Company, Memphis, under the title, The Autobiography Of Nicholas Said, A Native Of Bornou, Eastern Soudan, Central Africa, which is now very scarce. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 018262

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