Burton, Richard Francis. A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With Notices of the So-called "Amazons," the Grand Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. 8o. marquilla, XXI + 256; VIII + 305 p. Memorial edition. Volumes I - II, each including a frontispiece. Ex-libris seals.Hardcover. Pieces: 2
One of Burton's most provocative books, it is a description of his journey to the court of King Gelele, king of the antique kingdom of Dahomey, one of the cruelest dictators of his time. Includes notes on the "Amazon" warriors. human sacrifices, and the slave trade of the region.
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