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    Voyages of the H.M.S. "Swallow" and "Weymouth"

    John Atkins. A Voyage to Guinea, Brasil, and the West-Indies; In His Majesty's Ships, the Swallow and Weymouth. Describing the several Islands and Settlements, viz-Madeira, the Canaries, Cape de Verd, Sierraleon, Sesthos, Cape Apollonia, Cabo Corso, and others on the Guinea Coast; Barbadoes, Jamaica, &c. in the West-Indies. The Colour, Diet, Languages, Habits, Manners, Customs, and Religions of the respective Natives, and Inhabitants. With Remarks on the Gold, Ivory, and Slave-Trade; and on the Winds, Tides and Currents of several Coasts. London: Printed for Caesar Ward and Richard Chandler, 1735.

    First edition. Octavo. xxv, [1]-2, 19-265, [1] errata, [6] advertisements pages. Engraved vignette of a man-of-war on the title page.

    Modern cloth-backed boards with titles stamped in gilt on a paper spine label. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, else a particularly nice copy in near fine condition.

    A description of the voyage of the Swallow and Weymouth with particular emphasis on the slave trade and natural history of the Gold Coast. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.
    Sabin 2274.


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