Good in Good DJ: Both book and DJ show significant problems. Book shows light wear to extremities; dampstaining along the bottom edge of the cloth over boards and the pages show a distinct 'crinkliness', due to exposure to moisture [however, no mildew evident and no odor]; former owner's bookplate and rubber stamp at front free endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate wear to extremities; coffee stain at backstrip; fairly heavy rubbing; price intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. Glossy pages, B&W Photographs throughout. The small brass weights shown used to measure out the gold dust and nuggets on which the Ashanti economy was based. 26 text pages, + 166 Black & White plates. First Ed, unstated. Hardback with DJ.
Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 0853310009. Clean black cloth that has the gilt title on spine. Text tight, clean & intact. Illustrated with 166 B&W African miniature goldweights. Small brass weights used to measure out the gold dust and nuggets on which the Ashanti economy was based. VG clean dust jacket has light spine head wear. Africa; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9"-10" tall.
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