London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21.5cm). Half-bound in later nineteenth-century brown calf and marbled paper, titled on black spine label, all edges sprinkled light brown; plain endpapers; [xii],488,pp; two folding maps and 4 hand-colored aquatint plates. Embossed stamp on f.f.e.p. of F. R. Thorold, Africana & Legal Bookseller, Johannesburg. Boards lightly rubbed and scuffed, but a sturdy volume, scattered mild foxing, including to plates, but largely clean: Very Good.
Hutton was a British diplomat who served in the Ashanti Empire (now Ghana) and later in the Gambia. The voyages described here into a trip from the Cape Coast to Kumasi. ABBEY 280.