Akim-Foo: The History Of A Failure. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.
BUTLER, Major W.F.
London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875. A scarce eye-witness account of Sir Garnet Wolseley's abortive 1873-74 campaign against the Ashanti tribe in the West African Gold Coast (today's Ghana). The author came as a volunteer from Canada to lead a liasion mission to the Akim people in resisting the aggressive incursions of the Ashanti. But he and the other Britons with Wolseley found themselves battling endemic disease, a punishing climate and inhospitable terrain as much as the fierce Ashanti warriors. With a map of the region and an appendix of correspondence relating to the author's mission with the Akim. 1st Edition hardcover rebound in leather with marbled boards and gilt title to spine. 300pp with frontispiece and fold out route map. Good condition. 230 x 150mm. Bookseller Inventory # 000069