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1 Kingsley, Mary H. Travels in West Africa
London Folio Society 1976 Hard Very Good Very Good 
Gold title on printed cloth boards, showing the river port of Brazzaville, which has fading to spine. Internally there are a few light spots to fore edge else very cean and unmarked. 276 pages. 15 illustrations. Map endpapers. Slipcase has some minor marks. Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862-1900) was the daughter and oldest child of traveller and writer George Kingsley and Mary Bailey, and was the niece of novelists Charles Kingsley and Henry Kingsley. After receiving an inheritance she decided to visit Africa, landing in Sierra Leone in August 1893, to collect the material she would need to complete a book that her father had started on the culture of the people, the book being first published in 1897. At that time the only women travelling to Africa were the wives of missionaries. She lived with local tribes who taught her the skills needed to survive in the jungle, where her medical training as a nurse was of great use. 
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