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FAWCKNER, James.

Narrative of Captain James Fawckner's travels on the coast of Benin.

Stock Code
90996
London, For the proprietor, by A. Schloss, 1837
£2,500

Very scarce. Printed for subscription only to raise money for Fawckner who had fallen on hard times. An account of the author's travels in West Africa in 1825.

Fawckner and his crew were taken prisoner when their schooner ran aground at Mongyee. Their cargo, intended for the purchase of palmoil and ivory from the local tribes, was looted. The book includes a description of Giovanni Battista Belzoni's grave at Gatto, Captain Fawckner having buried one of his deceased crew in a nearby plot.

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Description

First edition. 8vo (18.6 x 11cm.), viii, 3-128pp., original dark green blindstamped cloth, slipcase, a fine copy.

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