The East African Coast: Select Documents from the First to the Earlier Nineteenth Century - Edited by G. S. P. [Greville Stewart Parker] Freeman-GrenvilleClarendon Press, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans a little. Top edge of the folding map browned where not quite flush with the head of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Maps; Fold-Out Maps ;
From the cover: “This work gives students and all those interested in the pre-colonial history of the East African coast translations of the principal documents on which our present knowledge is based. The object is to enable them to form their own ideas, even if they are not equipped with Greek, Latin, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Italian and Swahili. It contains most of the documents referred to by Dr. A. G. Mathew and Dr. G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville in their chapters in Vol. I of the History of East Africa, (Oxford 1962). Nothing earlier than 1500 has been excluded, and, because they reflect valuable local ideas of the history of earlier times, some late nineteenth century Swahili documents have also been included.”