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Adventures of an African Slaver; An Account of the Life of Capt Theodore Canot, Trade in Gold, Ivory and Slaves on the Coast of Guinea. Within out and Edited from the Capt's Journals, Memoranda and Conversations By Brantz Mayer
Canot, Theodore (Captain),
ISBN: 0486425126
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 2002. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Reprint. (7), VIII-XVII, (4), IV-XVII, (1), 2-448, (18) pages, the last 16 pages are a list of further titles from publishing house, introduction by Malcolm Cowley, introduction to the original edition by Brantz Mayer. The text is illustrated with a very occasional black and white drawing/steel etched illustration. Illustrated card cover with brown and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and panels. Light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. This book is a facsimile of a book that was first published in 1854. "Covering all aspects of commercial slavery in the nineteenth century, this detailed account of the slave trade by a participant -- a former ship's captain -- contains the complete text of the author's original memoirs, as well as notes from his journals, memoranda, and conversations. A a slave trader for three decades, Captain Theodore Canot describes the economic structure of African kingdoms -- based totally on human currency; his extensive travels in the interior of Africa to round up slaves; transactions with wealthy African kings; the harems and "factories" maintained by the slavers; illegal disembarkations in the West Indies, involving an elaborate system of bribes; the treatment and discipline of black Africans on slave ships; and the suppression of a slave revolt at sea. He also provides tables of typical expenses and profits from slaving voyages." -- From the rear panel blurb. Part of the Dover African-American Books series. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Slavery ; History -- Africa; ISBN: 0486425126. ISBN/EAN: 9780486425122. Inventory No: 0111231. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111231  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Black Cargoes ; A History of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1518-1865 (Penguin Classic History)
Mannix, Daniel P. in collaboration with Cowley, Malcolm,
ISBN: 0141391235
Penguin Books, London, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. Introduction by Malcolm Cowley, Bibliography and index. At the beginning of the text is a two-page map showing "West African Coast in slave trade days, 1518-1865". Between pages 146 and 147 there are 12 pages of contemporary black-and-white illustrations. Illustrated paperback binding with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. Between the 15th and 19th centuries it is estimated that between 30 to 40 million people died as a result of the slave trade. "Black Cargoes tells the full story of this barbaric trade in people, which brutalised all those involved. In Africa it tore families and tribes apart. Men and women were stripped of their humanity and reduced to mere units of production: captured, packed like merchandise into the holds of unsanitary ships, tossed overboard if they became sick, or sold in West Indian and American markets into perpetual servitude. In America it gave rise to the plantation system, the civil war and a bitter legacy of racism . And in Britain it is also woven into the fabric of our society, helping to finance the Industrial Revolution and enrich cities such as Bristol and Liverpool." from rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and a reading crease to the back strip. Rubbing of the book edges and panels and a little chipping to the top left-hand corner of the back strip. Tanning of the textblock edges and age toning of the pages. Some fading of the back strip. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. 306, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Slavery; ISBN: 0141391235. ISBN/EAN: 9780141391236. Inventory No: 0128655. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0128655  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Citizen Toussaint
Korngold, Ralph,
Victor Gollancz Ltd / Left Book Club Edition, London, 1945. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. foreword by author. Map illustrated front end page, showing a chart of Haiti and San Domingo. Dark pink coloured boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The history of Toussaint Louverture, the former slave, who liberated Haiti and San Domingo from European rule, who became their ruler and had an audacious plan to attack the United States in the 17th century. Softening of the back strip edges along with a little chipping. Bumping of the book corners with the underlying board visible. Fading of the top book edge and of the back strip. Some rubs and marks to the book panels. Uniform tanning of the text block edges with lighter tanning of the pages. The rear hinge has cracked between pages 258 and 259. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 5 - 260 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Slavery; Haiti; 18th century; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0127132. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0127132  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Clotel or The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
Brown, William Wells,
The Citadel Press, New York, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Introduction to the new edition by William Edward Farrison, reproduction of original title page, preface by author, the Life and Escape of William Wells Brown and notes. 1/4 red coloured cloth covered back strip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 olive coloured boards. Plain text dust wrapper with red, green and white coloured titles to the front panel and read, green and black coloured titles to the back strip. First published in 1853, and, the first published novel of a African-American author. The author himself was an escaped slave, unable to read nor write until he was over 21 years of age; and, in this book he takes the oft repeated belief that Thomas Jefferson fathered many children on his female slaves. One of those children, a beautiful young girl, is sold at auction, and, the author takes this starting point as a bitter attack on the system of slavery. Textually, according to the rear panel blurb, this publication is the same as the London addition of 1853. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Some white marks to the boards with uniform light tanning of the text block edges along with some faint foxing. Age toning of the pages. A little creasing of the dust wrapper edges and noticeable rubbing and browning of the panels. Small closed tears to the top back strip edge and there is a 0.5 " tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. Some stains can also be seen along the bottom edge of the front panel. Browning, foxing and some staining to the verso. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 254, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Slavery; United States; 19th century; Inventory No: 0124685. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0124685  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Flight to Falconhurst
Horner, Lance ,
ISBN: 0330236571
Pan Books, London, 1973. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Colour illustrated card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A novel of Falconhurst Plantation. Tommy Verder was an ex-slave of Falconhurst, and is passing himself off as a heir to another great plantation, in a time and a place where to be black was ticking timebomb. Rubbing to the book panels. Browning to the text block edges along with scattered foxing with age toning of the pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], 5 - 381, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Slavery; United States; Erotica. ISBN: 0330236571. ISBN/EAN: 9780330236577. Inventory No: 0122588. Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0122588  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave
Montejo, Esteban,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1970. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. introduction by Miguel Barnet. Illustrated card cover black coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white titles to the backstrip. In this book the author recounts his life. His childhood and his youth spent as an outdoor slave on a Cuban sugar plantation. His life in the forest as a runaway slave. Then on the plantations again after the abolition of slavery and finally as a revolutionary fighter in the Cuban war for independence in 1895 . Esteban Montejo recalls this life in 1963 when he was 104 years of age. A little creasing it to the book corners and reading creases to the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges and browning to the internal text. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (7), 8-173, (3) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Slavery; Cuba; Sociology & Culture. Inventory No: 0112810. Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0112810  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Mustee
Horner, Lance ,
ISBN: 0330024736
Pan Books, London, 1970. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. foreword by author. Colour illustrated card cover with black, red and purple coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A continuation of the saga of the Falconhurst Plantation where men and women were used as breeding cattle to create offspring to be sold at auction for the highest price. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book panels. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges and browning to the internal pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (6), 7-381, (3) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Slavery; United States; Erotica. ISBN: 0330024736. ISBN/EAN: 9780330024730. Inventory No: 0113467. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0113467  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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