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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

US Auction #8 begins on 01 Sep 2021

Burton, Sir Richard

Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome (Two Vols)

With Notices of the So-called Amazons, the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature

Published: Tinsley Bros Ltd., London, London, 1864

Edition: First

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Burton traveled to the Kingdom of Dahome in order to establish trade relationships, to protest the kingdom's involvement in the slave trade, and to investigate charges that King Gelele participated in ritual human sacrifice.

Tinsley Bros Ltd., London. 1864 First Edition. Vol. 1 xvii, 386 & Vol. 2 412 pp with appendices.

Rebound in quarter leather and contemporary green covers with raised bands and gilt lettering to spines including Salisbury Public Library. Corners are a little bumped with fraying at the edges of the spines. The marbled end papers have a library book paste down which has been somewhat removed from vol. 1. Some very light foxing at front and read with name on title page on both volumes. There is a small tear in pp 59 of the first volume. 

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
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