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Wit and Wisdom from West Africa; or, a book of proverbial philosophy, idioms, enigmas, and laconisms.
Tinsley Brothers London 1865 - First edition. 8vo., xxxi, 455pp., original red blindstamped cloth gilt, small split at head of upper joint, lightly rubbed, a very good copy of a scarce book. A compilation of material which had previously only existed in oral form, comprising proverbs from Wolof, Kamuri, Oji, Ga Yoruba, Efik and Fan traditions, along with other colloquialisms and idioms. Penzer p75; Casada 71. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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