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    Matthew's Rare Voyage to the River Sierra-Leone, with His Observations of the Terrible Impact of the Slave Trade

    [Slavery]. John Matthews. 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 John Matthews, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy; During His Residency in That Country in the Years 1785, 1786, and 1787. With an Additional Letter on the Subject of the American Slave Trade... London: Printed for B. White and Son, 1788. First edition. Octavo. iv, 183, [1, blank] pages. Complete with fold-out view of the Island of Bananas, and the large folding map inserted at front. Contemporary full mottled, calf, boards ruled in gilt, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label on spine, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves. Front board detached, rear board loose, spine chipped and worn, boards worn, front free endpaper and first blank leaf nearly detached, minor foxing and offsetting due to map and plate, text otherwise clean. A very good clean copy in a damaged binding.
    Sabin 46888.


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    April, 2014
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