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FORBES, FREDERICK E.: - Dahomey and the Dahomans: Being the Journals of Two Missions to the King of Dahomey, and Residence at his Capital, in the Years 1849 and 1850. Two volumes. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851.

 1494626666,
. Pp. xii, 244; vi, 248. With ten lithographed plates (coloured and tinted) and three woodcut plates. Errata slip inserted. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, head of spines chipped. Bindings shaken, some wormholes at the beginning of first volume, partly with some foxing. First edition. Dahomey was a West African kingdom (situated in today's Southern Benin) from the beginning of the 17th century up until 1904. Forbes, a British naval officer made two journeys to visit the Court of the King with the unsuccessful mission to convince him to end involvement in the slave trade. Forbes' journals include descriptions of the inhabitants, their customs, culture and vocabularies of the Vahie and Dahoman languages. Gay 2878.
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