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DALZEL, ARCHIBALD: - The History of Dahomy, an Inland Kingdom of Africa. Compiled from Authentic Memoirs. London, T. Spilsbury and Son, 1793.

. 4to. Pp. xxxii, xxvi, (iv), 230. With folding engraved frontispiece map and six engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, rebacked. First edition of a scarce account of Dahomey (Benin). Scottish-born Archibald Dalzel spent seven years in West Africa, part of which he held the position of Governor of Whydah (now Quidah, Benin). He was involved in the slave trade which he pursued to save the slaves from the greater evil of being human sacrifices. The kingdom of Dahomey was established around 1600 by the Fon people and lasted until 1894 when it was made a French protectorate. Hogg 170.
EUR 1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1438.11 | £UK 1039.75 | JP¥ 156485] Booknumber: 120984

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