close

Please note that bidding at auction constitutes an irrevocable and binding agreement to purchase. We recommend that you carefully examine any items you intend to bid on as refunds will not be given for Buyer’s Remorse. This doesn’t affect your statutory rights.

Close

Fine Books and Works on Paper

Thursday 25th January 2018: 1:00pm GMT

7

Full Lot Details

Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) 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, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, wood-engraved frontispieces, foxing, original purple pictorial cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, spines faded, corners bumped, [Penzer p.72], 8vo, 1864.

⁂ Burton travelled to Dahome in an attempt to persuade the brutal King Gelele, with his army of female "Amazons", to abandon his practices of slave-trading and human sacrifice; he was unsuccessful.

Full Lot Details

Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) 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, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, wood-engraved frontispieces, foxing, original purple pictorial cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, spines faded, corners bumped, [Penzer p.72], 8vo, 1864.

⁂ Burton travelled to Dahome in an attempt to persuade the brutal King Gelele, with his army of female "Amazons", to abandon his practices of slave-trading and human sacrifice; he was unsuccessful.