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    Memoirs of a Slaver

    Hugh Crow. Memoirs of the Late Captain Hugh Crow, of Liverpool; Comprising a Narrative of His Life, Together with Descriptive Sketches of the Western Coast of Africa; Particularly of Bonny; The Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, the Productions of the Soil, and the Trade of the Country. To Which Are Added, Anecdotes and Observations, Illustrative of the Negro Characters. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1830.

    First edition. Octavo. xxxiii, 316 pages. Portrait frontispiece, illustrations, fold-out map.

    Original brown cloth spine over drab green paper boards; printed paper title label on spine. Binding soiled and rubbed; corners quite worn. Hinges cracked, but binding still tight. Occasional spotting to pages. Inked gift inscription dated 1885. Bookplate. Generally very good.

    A first-hand account of life as the commander of one of the last legal slave ships. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


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