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SAUGNIER F. &; BRISSON P.R. de
Voyages to the Coast of Africa
1792. containing an account of their shipwreck on board different vessels, and subsequent slavery, and interesting details of the manners of the Arabs of the desert, and of the slave trade, as carried on at Senegal and Galam. First English edition. Large folding map. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, black morocco label to spine, headcap chipped, joints somewhat crudely reinforced, some minor scattered foxing. viii, 500pp. London, Robinson, A clean, bright copy of this interesting and unusual account of shipwreck and subsequent slavery. Saugnier and Brisson were shipwrecked within a year of each other in the Spanish zone of Rio del Oro in the mid-1780s. This first-hand account not only depicts their ordeal but includes a lengthy, detailed breakdown of the expenses incurred in the slave trade. Ownership inscription to title-page of W M Heyward, 1805, struck through. Later bookplate to front pastedown of Amos Tuck French, Tucks Eden, Tuxedo Park. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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