A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With notices of the so-called "Amazons," the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature. Richard F. Burton.
A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With notices of the so-called "Amazons," the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature

A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With notices of the so-called "Amazons," the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864. Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvii, [3], [7]-386; vi, 413, [1]; wood-engraved frontispiece in each volume; original dark purple cloth, gilt-stamped on upper cover, gilt lettering direct on spine; both spines sunned and spotted, back cover of vol. I also spotted; all else very good and sound. In 1863 Burton went to Dahomey as a representative of the British government to persuade the King to stop his participation in the slave trade and human sacrifice. For the first edition, see Spink, 31; Penzer pp. 72-74; and Casada 47: "Thanks in part to the sensational nature of its subject matter, this is one of the better known of Burton's works on Africa." Item #52523

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