SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BOILAT, L'Abbe P.-D.
Esquisses Senegalaises, Physionomie du Pays, Peuplades, Commerce, Religions, Passe et Avenir, Recits et Legendes.

Paris: P. Bertrand, 1853.
Brunet 28421; Gay 2886; Colas 364; Graesse 471; Bobins 77.
Paris: P. Bertrand, 1853.

FIRST EDITION. 2 vols, octavo text volume in red cloth boards tooled in blind, spine in five gilt compartments, marbled sides (with large coloured folding map), half title. 4to atlas vol in original printed boards with a large coloured folding map and 24 coloured lithographed plates by Llanta, and printed by Lemercier in Paris. Plates are of a high quality, and colour plate books on West Africa are uncommon. This work may be unique in recording the people and costume of Senegal. Coloured plates in order: 1. Signare. 2. Homme Serere. 3. Femmes Sereres. 4. Mari de la Reine du Walo, Wolof. 5. Reine du Walo, Woloffe. 6. Thiedo. 7. Femme Mandingue. 8. Marchand Wolof. 9. Femme Wolof portant son enfant. 10. Marabout Mandingue. 11. Prince Maure, Trarzas. 12. Princesse Mauresse, Trarzas. 13. Maure Orfevre, Trarzas. 14. Jeune Maure, Darmenkour. 15. Mauresse, Braknas. 16. Mauresse Dowiche. 17. Homme Peule. 18. Femme Peule. 19. Toucoulaure. Grand Marabout du Fouta. 20. Homme et Femme Toucoulaures. Marabout faisant un Grigri. 21. Homme Sarackouille. 22. Femme Sarackouillee. 23. Homme Bambara. 24. Femme Bambara.