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COOLEY William Desborough
The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained;
1841. or, an Inquiry into the Early History and Geography of Central Africa. First edition. Large folding map. 8vo. A fine copy in modern half morocco, gilt. xvi, 143, [2]ads.pp. London, J Arrowsmith, Based on extracts from the writings of Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Batutah, this work is a comparative account of early georgraphic descriptions of Central Africa in light of European exploration of the day. ?The attainment of that end will throw a steady light on the past condition of a country now awakening a general interest. It will enable us to trace some important political revolutions; to discern the nations that have stood forth politcally eminent, and to estimate correctly . the progress of civilization in Africa? (Preface). Cooley first became associated with Africa upon his exposing M Douville's fraud, Voyage au Congo, in 1832. He later became an honourary free member of the Royal Geographic Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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