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ADVENTURES OF AN AFRICAN SLAVER; Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory, and Slaves on the Coast of Guinea : His Own Story As Told in the Year 1845 to Brandtz Mayer. Introduction by Malcolm Cowley

Slavery] Canot Capt. Theodore

Published by Garden City Garden City Publishing Co. [n.d., circa 1930s], 1930
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First of the edition, from the plates of the Routledge/Boni editions, which were the first in this format. With illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias, being black and white plates and a vignette on the titlepage. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth lettered on the spine in yellow. xxi, 376 pp. A very nice copy, internally near fine but for very minor toning to the depression era paper, the cloth well preserved, with a bit of light rubbing to the extremities. FIRST OF THE EDITION. A edited version of Canot's account originally published as 'Twenty Years of an African Slaver' in 1854. "The illegal slave trade was a hothouse in which cruelty flourished, like some cancerous plant of the tropics. Every consideration seemed to favour its growth." - Cowley. Bookseller Inventory # 26202

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Publisher: Garden City Garden City Publishing Co. [n.d., circa 1930s]

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

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