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MATTHEWS, John

A voyage to the River Sierra-Leone,

on the coast of Africa; containing an account of the trade and productions of the country, and of the civil and religious customs and manners of the people; in a series of letters to a friend in England by ... during his residence in that country in the

Stock Code
90779
London, White, 1788
£1,350

A good account of the country and its people although the final chapter is a justification of the slave trade; the author believing that without slavery many indigenous people would otherwise have been slaughtered in an effort to control population.

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Description

First edition. 8vo., iv, 183pp., folding copper-plate frontispiece, large folding map (offset), contemporary calf, sometime rebacked, red morocco lettering piece, corners worn, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Hogg 161; Cox I, 387; Gay 2852.

Stock ID:90779

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