Five Years with the Congo Cannibals. Herbert Ward, D. D. Bidwell.

Five Years with the Congo Cannibals

New York: Robert Bonner's Sons, 1890.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 308 pp, copiously illustrated by Victor Perard and W.B. Davis from drawings by the author; 2 maps. Original gilt-decorated cloth. Light wear to extremities, mild sunning, lacking front free endpaper, front hinge reinforced with tape. Contents clean and tight. The author was one of Henry Stanley's aides and a member of the Emin Pasha relief expedition, which is discussed in the Preface. He learned the Kikongo, Kibangi, and Kiswahili languages, and bases his discussion of native life on direct interaction with the people. There is a brief treatment of elephant hunting (Czech p. 294).

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