Recueil de Contes Populaires de la Senegambie
1885, folk tales from Senegal and The Gambia
First French edition, hardback rebound in brown cloth with contrasting title label to spine. 16 × 10.5cm, ix + 260pp. French text.
The ninth volume in the Collection de Chansons et de Contes Populaires series published by Leroux, this book collects folk tales from Senegambia, the area of West Africa comprising Senegal and the Gambia. The author was a French doctor and ethnologist who served as chief of the Senegal health service in the 1870s.
A very good copy. There is a little intermittent foxing but the pages are clean and the binding is secure.