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VOYAGES TO THE COAST OF AFRICA, By Mess. Saugnier and Brisson: 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
London: G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1792. pp; [viii], viii, [1] folding map, 1-500, [2] blank. Full brown leather boards, gilt trim, red title piece and gilt lettering on the spine. A very good copy in full calf binding. A primary source of African history and the Slave Trade. The text includes accounts of the shipwreck of both authors and their subsequent experiences as captives of Arab slavers. The authors didn't lack a sense of humour in their descriptions of the rather hostile environment in which they found themselves. They noted for example, that "...this charming country has one advantage, which is, if a man became tired of life he may easily terminate his existence without committing the crime of suicide". The front spine has cracked near the base and there is wear to the leather on the spine and the edges of the boards. In addition, the ends of the spine have worn to the headband. A copy of the truly scarce first edition of this important book on African history.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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