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Title:Adventures of an African Slaver; An Account of the Life of Capt Theodore Canot, Trade in Gold, Ivory and Slaves on the Coast of Guinea. Within out and Edited from the Capt's Journals, Memoranda and Conversations By Brantz Mayer
Price:AUD$13.20 (about USD$9.20)
Item ID:SB00-0111231
Publisher:Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 2002
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Dover Publications, Inc, 2002, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint, Illustrated By: Illustrated

(7), VIII-XVII, (4), IV-XVII, (1), 2-448, (18) pages, the last 16 pages are a list of further titles from publishing house, introduction by Malcolm Cowley, introduction to the original edition by Brantz Mayer. The text is illustrated with a very occasional black and white drawing/steel etched illustration. Illustrated card cover with brown and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and panels. Light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. This book is a facsimile of a book that was first published in 1854. "Covering all aspects of commercial slavery in the nineteenth century, this detailed account of the slave trade by a participant -- a former ship's captain -- contains the complete text of the author's original memoirs, as well as notes from his journals, memoranda, and conversations. A a slave trader for three decades, Captain Theodore Canot describes the economic structure of African kingdoms -- based totally on human currency; his extensive travels in the interior of Africa to round up slaves; transactions with wealthy African kings; the harems and "factories" maintained by the slavers; illegal disembarkations in the West Indies, involving an elaborate system of bribes; the treatment and discipline of black Africans on slave ships; and the suppression of a slave revolt at sea. He also provides tables of typical expenses and profits from slaving voyages." -- From the rear panel blurb. Part of the Dover African-American Books series. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Slavery ; History -- Africa; ISBN: 0486425126. ISBN/EAN: 9780486425122. Inventory No: 0111231.
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