Search results for: 'SLAVE TRADE'
SLAVERY. A Plan For improving the Trade at Senegal. Addressed to The Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
London : 1763First edition. An anonymous proposal to liberate and enfranchise the slaves in Senegal, recently captured from the French in 1758, and set up there a democratic government with British law. Arguing that free labourers are far more productive than those enslaved, and refuting any inherent idleness among the Africans, the author argues this will be a... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 117460
[SLAVERY] CAMPBELL, John. Candid and impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; the comparative importance of the British and French islands in the West-Indies: with the value and consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated. Illustrated with copper plates.
London : 1763First edition of the first-named, fourth of the second which was first published Antigua, 1750 under the pseudonym of "An Old Planter". John Campbell (17081775), was a highly successful historian and miscellaneous author, Johnson thought well of him and praised the usefulness of his knowledge, also describing him as "the richest author that ever grazed... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 132583
SNELGRAVE, William. A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,
London : 1734First 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. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 134659
SULIVAN, George Lydiard. Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters and on the East Coast of Africa.
London : 1873Third edition, perhaps more properly the third impression, the same year as the first. Important personal account of naval service in the suppression of slave trade; "Just as Sulivan received no honours for his service in East African waters, so the East African slave trade itself is now little known and the part played in its suppression by Sulivan... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 128899
RICHARDSON, James. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846.
London : 1848First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806-1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound... Learn MoreSpecial Price £837.50 Regular Price £1,250.00
Stock Code: 91137
BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailïa.
London : 1874First edition. In 1869 "the Khedive Isma'il appointed Baker to a four-year term as governor-general of the equatorial Nile basin, with the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. It was the most senior post a European ever received under an Egyptian administration. According to the khedive's firman, Baker's duties included annexing the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139347
MARTIN, R. Montgomery. China; Political, Commercial, and Social;
London : 1847First edition, published in the wake of the First Opium War (1839-42). A very attractive set of this important work by the Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), who served as treasurer of Hong Kong: "His tenure was brief and controversial. Concluding that Hong Kong was unsuitable as a base for British operations... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129925
GESSI, Romolo. Seven Years in the Soudan:
London : 1892First edition in English, published just a year after its Milan publication, and including letters "which do not appear in the Italian edition" (Note by the Translators); uncommon. In 1877 General Gordon was appointed as Governor of Sudan and he immediately made preparations to move against the thriving slave trade based at Bahr el Ghazal (now in South... Learn MoreSpecial Price £452.25 Regular Price £675.00
Stock Code: 112001
MACKENZIE, Donald. The Flooding of the Sahara.
London : 1877First edition. Presentation copy of this wonderful piece of Victorian imperialist folly, inscribed to "M. de Vernsuillet, with the authors Compts, 11 Oct. 1880" on the front free endpaper. With two manuscript sketch-maps laid-in, annotated in French presumably by the recipient, and depicting Cape Juby, now in southern Morocco, where the author, MacKenzie,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 119282
HUNT, G. H. Outram & Havelock's Persian Campaign.
London : 1858First edition of this attractively illustrated and uncommon first person account of the brief, five month, Anglo-Persian War (1856-1857) prefaced by an account of Persia and of Anglo-Persian relations by the "prominent Tory journalist" (ODNB) George Henry Townsend. The conflict broke out due to Persia's repeated attempts to annex Herat from Afghanistan.... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139204
CROWTHER, Samuel, & John Christopher Taylor. The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.
London : 1859First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Library Hub, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important... Learn MoreSpecial Price £1,387.50 Regular Price £1,850.00
Stock Code: 98141
BURTON, Richard F. First Footsteps in East Africa;
London : 1856First edition, second issue, without Appendix IV on infibulation as usual. Following his "pilgrimage" to Mecca, instead of returning to Britain where he was guaranteed a hero's welcome at the Royal Geographical Society, Burton "lingered in Cairo until November 1853 Even as he completed the manuscript of his Personal Narrative after returning to Bombay,... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 140400
ROWLEY, Henry, The Rev. The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa,
London : 1866First edition, uncommon, just 9 locations on Library Hub. Account of the society's disastrous first missionary expedition which took them into Nyasaland, now Malawi. Founded in 1860 by a coalition of groups in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities, the Universities' Mission to Central Africa was inspired by the lectures that David Livingstone... Learn MoreSpecial Price £1,387.50 Regular Price £1,850.00
Stock Code: 104413
ROWLEY, Henry, The Rev. The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa,
London : 1867Second edition, one year after the first, somewhat reduced in format, but the text unabridged. Account of the society's disastrous first missionary expedition which took them into Nyasaland, now Malawi. Founded in 1860 by a coalition of groups in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities, the Universities' Mission to Central Africa was inspired... Learn MoreSpecial Price £125.00 Regular Price £250.00
Stock Code: 104550
GRANT, J. Augustus, John Oliver, & others. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.
London : 1872[-75]First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will sic find some advantage... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122070
DU CHAILLU, Paul - VAUCAIRE, Michel. Paul du Chaillu: Gorilla Hunter.
New York : 1930First edition of this racy biography of the famed African explorer and naturalist, widely recognised as the discoverer of the great gorilla, and as a possible inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan, but his reputation more recently the subject of some controversy. A wonderful example of 1930s American book production, retaining the striking... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142108
OWEN, William FitzWilliam. Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar.
London : 1833First edition, from the collection of Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), British Arabist, colonial agent and explorer of inland Oman, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume, and subsequently bequeathed by his wife to Bath Public Library, with bookplates, manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. A pencilled... Learn MoreSpecial Price £1,312.50 Regular Price £1,750.00
Stock Code: 117623
ADAMS, Robert. The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Sailor, who was wrecked on the Western coast of Africa,
London : 1816First edition. The text, edited by Simon Cock, secretary to the committee of the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa, purports to be the account of an American sailor taken captive on the Barbary Coast and taken to Timbuktu. Cock found Adams, born in New York state to a white father and African American mother, begging on the streets of London; he... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128965
GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
Labore : 1876An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.
Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip... Learn MoreSpecial Price £7,312.50 Regular Price £9,750.00
Stock Code: 125725
RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
Paris : 1810First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn MoreSpecial Price £2,062.50 Regular Price £2,750.00
Stock Code: 100737