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BURTON, SIR RICHARD FRANCIS: - A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With Notices of the so called "Amazons", the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature. Two volumes. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1864.

. Pp. ii-xvii, (3), 7-386; vi, 413, (1). Half title to volume one is missing. With two frontispieces. Narrowly cut in modern cloth. Second edition of Burton's account of his last major expedition to West Africa in 1863. Burton travelled to Dahomey (Benin) for the purpose of establishing trade relations and to persuade the King Gelele to abandon his practices of slave-trading and human sacrifice. However, it was an unsuccessful mission. Casada 47. Penzer 72-3.
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