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The Strong Brown God: The Story of the Niger River - Sanche De Gramont

Book Club Associates, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly age-toned with a little shelf wear. Top edge of the text block spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The River Niger was an enigma until the late eighteenth century: its source was known but not its course. In some maps it evaporated into the Sahara, in others drained into Lake Tchad, or simply vanished, as unconquered as the diseases lurking within West Africa. Until 1795. Then, a young Scots doctor named Mungo Park, in an astonishing journey, discovered the Upper Niger — and the mystery deepened. The river now appeared to flow into the centre of the continent. A flood of controversy released by his discovery led to one of the most intense searches ever mounted. The Niger had become the highway into Africa — and Empire.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 350