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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 years 1785, 1786, and 1787. With an additional letter on the subject of the African slave trade. Also, a chart of part of the coast of Africa, from Cape St. Ann, to the River Rionoonas; with a view of the island Bananas.

Stock Code 90779

London, White, 1788

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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.

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

Hogg 161; Cox I, 387; Gay 2852.
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A voyage to the River Sierra-Leone,

MATTHEWS, John

Stock code: 90779

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