Special and Named Printed Collections


Presented in 1988 by Dr Richard Savage, who had pursued a medical career in Nigeria, this collection consists of 249 books and pamphlets relating to West Africa; these items are mostly 19th- and 20th-century publications, but include 12 works published before 1801 and six maps of Guinea dating from the 17th and the 18th century. The collection contains works on the history and customs of the indigenous empires, descriptive accounts of the country, and journals of voyages of exploration and military expeditions.

The maps are held in the Map Library.

Shelfmark: Sav.

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