Philadelphia: Reading & Company, 1901.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. xiii, 211 pp, plus 2-page advertisement for the author's other book, the Ogowe Band. Illustrated with 60 full-page photographs and engravings. Beige buckram boards with gilt lettering. Spine faded but legible, boards somewhat soiled, small tear in cloth at fore edge of front board. Internals clean and tight. Reading, a New Jersey native who served as missionary in Gabon as well as a commercial agent of the U.S., here describes travels Grand Canary and Senegambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gold Coast, the Niger delta and Soudan, Old Calabar, the Congo Valley, and the Congo River to Gaboon. His primary interest is the potential for commercial development, and much attention is given to natural resources and factors that might influence their exploitation in the future.