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About this Item: The Penguin Press, London, 1932. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Pages tanned. Stamp on edges of text-block. Bookplate on front pastedown with pocket and circulation slip on rear endpages. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends wtih some rubbing. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 119181. Seller Inventory # 119181

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About this Item: Penguin, London, 1932. Hardcover. Condition: Good. xix, 218p. Black cloth. 22cm. Spine lettering almost completely gone. Library gift bookplate but no other library markings. No Jacket. Seller Inventory # 72275

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About this Item: The Penguin Press, London, 1932. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Condition: Good (ex-library). Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition thus. 218 pages. New endpapers. With library stamps & labels. Slight wear & slight soiling to spine, covers & corners. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Item Type: Hardback. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Sub-Saharan African History & Topography; Britain/UK; 1930s; Travel, Travel Writing & History of Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 024045. Seller Inventory # 024045

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JOBSON R.

Published by Dawsons of Pall Mall, London, 1968 (1968)

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From: Pennymead Books PBFA (Knaresborough, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Dawsons of Pall Mall, London, 1968, 1968. xv + xvii + 210pp. Facsimile reprint of 1623 first edition, very fine in orange cloth. One of the earliest English protests against the African slave trade. Seller Inventory # JOBSONR014182

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Jobson, Richard

Published by The Penguin Press, London (1932)

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About this Item: The Penguin Press, London, 1932. Hard Cover. Good hardback copy. No dustjacket. xiii, 217pp. Seller Inventory # 028423

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PENGUIN PRESS. JOBSON, Richard.

Published by The Penguin Press, London. (1932)

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About this Item: The Penguin Press, London., 1932. First edition thus. A reissue of a book first published in 1623. Octavo. pp xx, 218. Seven page introduction by D.B. Thomas. Full vellum with leather label on the spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. One the front pastedown is a fine pictorial bookplate designed by Rex Whistler for Willoughby Norman.Number 20 of 45 copies numbered in the press.Covers slightly bowed. Spine label slightly scuffed. Near fine. Seller Inventory # PENGUINP009985

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About this Item: 1904. Published By E.E. Speight & R.H. Walpole Teignmouth Devonshire, [1904]. Small 4to. Publisher's purple cloth spine & purple paper boards, paper label to spine; pp. xvii, 209, additional woodcut half-title, woodcut initials and vignettes; light fading to binding, booksellers' descriptions and notes to front endpapers; minimally spotted internally; a very good copy. Limited Edition, No. 19 of 300 copies. This was the first time that this title was reprinted since its original publication in 1623. A very nice copy with a very striking book design. The first and last title in the 'series' of Mary Kingsley's Travel Books, published in The Saracen's Head Library. Seller Inventory # 2099114

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JOBSON (Richard)

Published by Speight & Walpole, London (1904)

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About this Item: Speight & Walpole, London, 1904. HARDCOVER. Condition: cover wear otherwise good. reprint. 218pp, engraved illustrations, octavo Limited; numbered 81 out of 300cc, first reprint with woodcut ornamentation based on West African designs by R. Morton Nance. Seller Inventory # 75196

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The Golden Trade or A Discovery Of: JOBSON, Richard

About this Item: London. The Penguin Press. 1932. 8vo., 23cm, xix,218p., on laid paper, This Edition Limited to Forty Copies, this be No. 6., bound in full vellum, t.e.g., rest uncut, mainly unopened, with new crushed morocco label stamped in gilt and with new linen slipcase, a fine copy (tgc) First Penguin Press edition, a reprint of Jobson's historical work, first published in 1623, it is one of the earliest English protests against the African slave trade. Jobson provides a fascinating, and for the time remarkably dispassionate, description of the life and manners of the West African native peoples. He relates the story of the second voyage to the Gambia undertaken for 'The Company of Adventurers of Africa Trading into Africa', formed by Sir Robert Rich, under a charter granted by King James I in 1618. It is a remarkably detailed description of African culture, living conditions and rituals at a time when the interior was largely unknown. This is probably the first separate English account of a travel to the interior of Africa. Boies Penrose, in Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance 1420-1620, mentions 'Africa, unlike Asia, has little in the way of English accounts of travel in this early period; perhaps a mere handful of relations are all that call for comment.' He then outlines the four major English accounts of travel in Africa: Wyndham and Lok in the 1555 collection of Eden; Robert Baker (printed in the 1589 Hakluyt); Andrew Battel (printed in Purchas); and Jobson's The Golden Trade, which was the only account to be published separately. Book. Seller Inventory # 5508

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The Golden Trade: or, A Discovery of: JOBSON, Richard

About this Item: 3 p.l. (lacking the first leaf, a blank; title a little soiled), 143, 152-66 pp. Small 4to, cont. English limp vellum. London: N. Okes for N. Bourne, 1623. First edition of one of the great early English accounts of the exploration of the interior of Africa and the first to be published separately (others appear in collections); it is a classic account of the search for gold. Ghana, the earliest known empire of the western Sudan, first entered the historical consciousness of North Africa near the end of the eighth century but probably originated long before. Famous to North Africans as the "Land of Gold," Ghana (which, apart from its name, has no historical connection with modern-day Ghana) was said to possess sophisticated methods of administration and taxation, large armies, and a monopoly over the notoriously well-concealed gold mines. Ghana was the main supplier of gold in the trans-Saharan trade, which linked the Mediterranean economies that demanded gold - and could supply salt - to the sub-Saharan economies, where gold was abundant. In 1620, "Jobson (fl. 1620-23), merchant and travel writer?was sent as one of the supercargoes on the third of a series of expeditions up the Gambia River undertaken by a group of London entrepreneurs who had in 1619 been granted a crown patent to trade in west Africa. Although the area was already frequented by English traders, the first two expeditions to tap the age-old trans-Saharan gold trade, still known in Europe only from its terminus in the Moorish states of north Africa, had failed. Jobson and his companions reached the Gambia in November 1620, established a base near the mouth, and then sailed some 200 miles up the river until it became too shallow to continue. Jobson, with nine of the crew and some African guides, then went on in an open rowing boat to Tenda (in modern Senegal), where, he had been told, he would find an itinerant gold trader, Buckor Sano. Sano was delighted to meet him. He had no gold then available but promised that if they returned he could easily supply it in exchange for imported trade goods. After ten days Jobson and his party returned, rejoined the ship, and left the Gambia in June 1621? "On his return Jobson published an account of the expedition, hoping to persuade the 'gentlemen adventurers' to send out another. But none was sent. His book, however, entitled The Golden Trade?(1623; reprinted 1904), the first account of the area in English, attracted interest. It is a garrulous, disorganized production, but full of detailed accounts of the country - the geography, the customs he observed among the inhabitants, and the flora and fauna."-ODNB. There is also much about the mining of gold. A delicious copy of a book of considerable rarity. With a modern note stating this copy comes from the library of the great collector King Manuel of Portugal. ? NTSC 14623. Seller Inventory # 4753

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