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BEING

THE NARRATIVE OF A TOUR

IN

EQUATORIAL, SOUTHWESTERN, AND NORTHWESTERN AFRICA ;

WITH NOTES ON

THE HABITS OF THE GORILLA;

ON THE EXISTENCE OF UNICORNS AND TAILED MEN;

ON THE SLAVE-TRADE;
ON THE ORIGIN, CHARACTER, AND CAPABILITIES OF THE NEGRO,

AND

ON THE FUTURE CIVILIZATION OF WESTERN AFRICA.

BY

W. WINWOOD READE,

FELLOW OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL AND ANTIIROPOLOGICAL SOCIETIES OF LONDON, AND CORRESPONDING

MEMBER OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF PARIS.

With Illustrations and a Map.

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education."-Bacon.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE

1864.

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DEDICATION.

TO

MESSRS. WILLIAM WALKER, OF THE GABOON ;

J. P. MACKEY, OF CORISCO;

THOMAS MILLER, OF ST. VINCENT'S ;

AUGUSTE RAPET, OF THE CASEMANCHE ;

CHARLES PRIMET, OF THE GAMBIA ;

AND TO THE

MEMORY OF THE LATE EDMUND GABRIEL, OF LOANDA,

FROM WHOM I RECEIVED SO MUCH

GENEROUS ASSISTANCE AND SO MANY ACTS OF FRIENDSHIP.

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