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The Story of the Congo Free State; Social, Political and Economic Aspects of the Belgian System of Government in Central Africa

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The Story of the Congo Free State; Social, Political and Economic Aspects of the Belgian System of Government in Central Africa

by Wack, Henry Wellington

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G.P. Putnam's Sons. Large Thick Octavo. xv, 634p. Portrait frontispiece.125 illustrations and maps, errata slip, An account written by the author with the authority of Leopold II, King of the Belgians, to dispel the organized campaigns by British rubber merchants against the Congo Free State. Bound in brown pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in dark brown, spine gilt over dark brown with gilt emblem, top edge gilt, upper corners lightly bumped, rubbing to spine label. A very good copy. WIth fine folding map. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1905.

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J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
014630
Title
The Story of the Congo Free State; Social, Political and Economic Aspects of the Belgian System of Government in Central Africa
Author
Wack, Henry Wellington
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date Published
1905

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We are a 50 year old, third generation antiquarian bookshop nestled in the bucolic Hudson Highlands of New York's historic Hudson Valley, less than a mile from a transverse of the Appalachian Trail. While we have strong first edition literature and poetry collections, we specialize in New York, history, and Americana. We are a proud member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).

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octavo
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spine
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fine
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errata
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Cloth
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine label
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
top edge gilt
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