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Zanzibar The island metropolis of Eastern Africa

£50.00

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The 1920 first edition of this volume was the first major work on the island in the English language. In it, Major Pearce, the first British Resident in Zanzibar set out to provide a comprehensive description of the country, including its history, archaeology, peoples and life, drawing on his own prodigious knowledge, oral traditions and written (mostly Arabic) material - an invaluable source of rare and accurate information about 19th century Zanzibar and its rich history. This copy is the third impression of the original, published by Barnes and Noble in 1967, and now scarce. The book, bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, is richly illustrated and complete with folding map inside the rear free end-paper. Minor bumping of corners, otherwise as new. The jacket is blue with black lettering on front, back and spine. The spine has faded, has a stick-on bar-code label and shows mild bumping at the top of the spine, rated very good.

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Author(s):
F B Pearce
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 15cm
Edition:
1st edition, 3th impression
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
431
Publisher:
Barnes and Noble
Title:
Zanzibar The island metropolis of Eastern Africa

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The 1920 first edition of this volume was the first major work on the island in the English language. In it, Major Pearce, the first British Resident in Zanzibar set out to provide a comprehensive description of the country, including its history, archaeology, peoples and life, drawing on his own prodigious knowledge, oral traditions and written (mostly Arabic) material - an invaluable source of rare and accurate information about 19th century Zanzibar and its rich history. This copy is the third impression of the original, published by Barnes and Noble in 1967, and now scarce. The book, bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, is richly illustrated and complete with folding map inside the rear free end-paper. Minor bumping of corners, otherwise as new. The jacket is blue with black lettering on front, back and spine. The spine has faded, has a stick-on bar-code label and shows mild bumping at the top of the spine, rated very good.

Author(s):
F B Pearce
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 15cm
Edition:
1st edition, 3th impression
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
431
Publisher:
Barnes and Noble
Title:
Zanzibar The island metropolis of Eastern Africa

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