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William Allen & T.R.H. Thompson


Under The Command Of Captain H.D. Trotter. Volumes 1 & 2

Published: Frank Cass, London, 1968

Edition: Facsimile 1st thus

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Officially known as the African Colonization Expedition, the Niger expedition of 1841 was mounted by British missionary and activist groups in 1841-1842, using three British iron steam vessels to travel to Lokoja, at the confluence of the Niger River and Benue River, in what is now Nigeria. The three vessels, the steamers Albert, Wilberforce, and Soudan, were made by Laird of Liverpool. The British government backed the effort to make treaties with the native peoples, introduce Christianity and promote increased trade. The crews of the boats suffered a high mortality from disease - of the 150 Europeans on the expedition, 42 died quickly. There were 130 fever cases. With such high mortality, the naval commanders called the expedition off, and withdrew to the island of Fernando Po. Other figures given are 55 deaths (out of 159) of Europeans, before the return to England in 1842.

2 volumes. Gilt decorated red cloth boards. 2 volumes. Illustrated plates, drawings, two foldout maps & one foldout illustration in Volume 1. 

No inscriptions. spines faded, a little wear to top and bottom of spine & minor shelf-wear. overall VG with as-new contents. No dustwrappers.

Cass Library Of African Studies. Travels And Narratives No.35. London 1968. Reprint of the 1848 Richard Bentley edition.

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