A richly illustrated travelogue to Liberia was written by a Polish zoologist Jan Hirschler, who undertook a journey together with his wife Zofia in 1935, in the time of a short Polish attempt to colonize this African country.
The book describes buildings, people, animals and plants of the country.
Polish Attempt to Colonize Liberia
Although Poland never owed overseas colonies, it over time expressed tendencies to colonize various countries of the World, one of them being Liberia. The brief period of fascination over this African country lasted between 1932 and 1938, when both counties enjoyed a friendly relationship as members of League of Nations. In the fall of 1932, the League of Nations drafted a plan which projected turning Liberia into a protectorate, governed by one of members of the League. Poland seized the opportunity and, in 1933, signed the agreement, where Liberia would lease 60 hectares of land to Polish farmers for 50 years.
Only a few Polish farmers decided to give Liberia a chance and after an unsuccessful start the project was closed in 1938.
We could trace two institutional examples outside Polish libraries (Yale University Library, New York Public Library System).
References: OCLC 721843339, 27787910.