New York: The Free Press, 1995. First Edition.
Seller ID: vas718
Octavo, brown cloth & boards (hardcover), gilt letters, x, 293 pp. Very Good, with former-owner stamp and light foxing to page edges; in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: In 1817, the first British envoy to meet the king of the Asante of West Africa was dazzled by his reception. A group of 5,000 Asante soldiers, many wearing immense caps topped with three foot eagle feathers and gold ram's horns, engulfed him with a Òzeal bordering on phrensy,Ó shooting muskets into the air. The envoy was escorted, as no fewer than 100 bands played, to the Asante king's palace an... View More...