Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters 1873 by G.L. SULIVAN ~ Anti-Slavery / Slave Trade in East Africa


Title: Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters and on the Eastern Coast of Africa. Narrative of Five Years' Experiences in the Suppression of the Slave Trade

Author: Captain G. L. [George Lydiard] Sulivan, R.N.

Description: Third Edition. Library rebind in brown cloth boards with gilt title and painted call number on spine. Library plate on inside of front cover; no pocket. Color fold-out map. Pinhole library stamp appears on frontispiece, title page, map, first page of the introduction, and one other leaf. Tape repair to top edge of one of the pages in the table-of-contents. One plate illustration missing (''Panoramic View of Darra Salaam''). 8mo. 8.5 x 5.35 inches. pp. x, 453.

Placed in a removable, clear archival sleeve with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-matched paper to mask the call number.

From the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. The eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Captain George Lydiard Sulivan (1832-1904) records his experiences suppressing the slave trade, beginning in 1849 when he joined H.M.S. Castor, and his subsequent commands of H.M. ships Pantaloon and Daphne. Detailed descriptions of the methods and horrors of the slave trade, condition of slaves, slave markets, and colonial culture and politics along the coast, including Aden, Somalia, the Seychelles, Zanzibar, and Mozambique. Sulivan retired from the Royal Navy with the rank Vice-Admiral.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle
Place: London
Year: 1873

Keywords: slave trade, East Africa, narrative, Sullivan,

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