"THEY DO NOT SO MUCH AS KNOW THE USE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, THE SLOTHFUL BED, THE CHAIR, THE TABLE, POT, SPOON, ETC. HERE ARE USELESS; FOR A FEW DRY SEDGES, OR REEDS SERVE THEM FOR A BED, AND THE GROUND IS THEIR SEAT…"
SMITH, William. New Voyage to Guinea. London, 1744.
First edition, with frontispiece and five engraved plates of plants and animals, of this rare 18th century work on West Africa. $6800.