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CORRY, Joseph. Observations upon the Windward Coast of Africa, the religion, character, customs, &c. of the natives; with a system upon which they may be civilized, and a system upon which they may be civilized, and a knowledge attained of the interior of this exraodinary quarter of the globe; and upon the natural and commercial resources of the country made in the years 1805 and 1806... With an appendix containing a letter to Lord Howick, on the most simple and effectual means of abolishing the slave trade. London: W. Bulmer & Co. for G. & W. Nicol and James Asperne, 1807.
4° (286 x 220mm). Half-title. Engraved map, 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates by J.C. Stadler, after drawings by R. Cocking from sketches by Corry. (Light surface soiling and some old creasing to the third aquatint plate, some spotting to text.) Original boards, backstrip with paper label 'Corry on the Windward Coast of Africa', uncut (rebacked, original label laid down).
FIRST EDITION, A FINE UNCUT COPY OF THE HAND-COLOURED ISSUE: according to Abbey this work was published at 18s. 'plain' and £1.1s 'coloured' (Lowndes also notes the two issues but gives the prices as 10s. and 15s. respectively). Abbey Travel I,278; Gay 2857; Lowndes I, p.527.
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