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SNELGRAVE, William.

A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,

Containing I. The History of the late Conquest of the Kingdom of Whidaw by the King of Dahomè. The Author's Journey to the Conqueror's Camp; where he saw several Captives sacrificed, & c. II. The anner how the Negroes become Slaves. The Numbers of them yearly exported from Guinea to America. The Lawfulness of that trade. The Mutinies among them on board the Ships where the Author has been, &c. III. A Relation of the Author's being taken by Pirates, and the many Dangers he underwent.

London, James, John, and Paul Knapton, 1734 Stock Code: 134659
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Notes

First edition of Snelgrave's account of slavery and of the capture of his ship by pirates (pages 193-288. "The author, a slaving captain, traded at Whydah in 1727 and 1730; he complains that the Dahomean conquest has ruined the slave trade there." (Hogg). He makes several references to his trips to Antigua in connection with the slave trade.

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Description

Octavo (197 x 118 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, double gilt-rule border to covers, spine gilt ruled in compartments, red morocco label.

Illustrations

Folding engraved frontispiece map of Guinea mounted on guard.

Condition

Neatly rebacked, reedged and recornered, with new endpapers. Faint library stamp of Boston College, MA to top and lower edge. Folding map repaired along lower edge and tipped onto a guard. Occasional light spotting; a crisp, clean copy.

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