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A New Voyage to Guinea: Describing the Customs, Manners, Soil, Climate, Habits, Buildings, Education, Manual Arts, Agriculture, Trade, Employments, Languages, Ranks of Distinction, Habitations, Diversions, Marriages, and whatever else is memorable among the Inhabitants. Likewise an account of their Animals, Minerals, &c. With great Variety of entertaining Incidents, worthy of Observation, that happen'd during the Author's Travels in that large Country.

SMITH William (1745.)

£1750.00 

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Second edition. 5 engraved plates with 15 illustrations. 8vo. Contemporary gilt ruled calf boards, rubbed, some loss at corners, recently rebacked in modern morocco, gilt tooling and titles, red label. Discreet ink stamp to verso of titlepage: King's Inn Library, Dublin. iv, 276, [8]pp. London, John Nourse,

William Smith was sent to West Africa to make a survey of the Royal African Company's Forts and Settlements there. This book gives an account of the slave-trade between the Guinea coast and the British settlements in America and the West Indies. This book is later used as a source text for Anthony Benezet's abolitionist pamphlets.

Cardinall, 338.

Stock Code: 226331