London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1927. B&W Photos. First British Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Thick royal 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and embossed Ashanti masked man on front cover, iilustrated with B&W glossy frontispiece (the figure on front cover) & 23 plates of Ashanti and African subjects, 288 pages +  Ads for Seeley Travel books. Weight: 1 1/2 lbs. Near Fine / None. Item #5535
After years as an active colonial magistrate, Cardinall writes mainly of his first journey and impressions. There are any items of interest concerning native life, customs, and belief are mentioned. Surprising is his account of the snail industry; for the gathering, curing, and selling of snails for food by the forest peoples is so well organised. Another
interesting part is the description of the Great North Road from Kumasie which leads to “Timbucktu, the desert, and to the unknown mysteries of Africa.”
Condition: SUPERIOR CONDITION: solid and remarkably bright copy with Fine illustrations and minimal age-toning to paper. Traces of red stain on the lower edge of the rear advertisement.