Slave Trade. No. 1 (1889). Correspondence relative to the Slave Trade: 1888-89. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1889. [C.-5821].
Folio. IV, 103, (1) pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine.
Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including British Navy operations off the coast of Zanzibar and the eastern coast of the Red Sea. With an account of the horrors of the slave transports and the slavers' brutality, and reference to the Persian Gulf Division, operating from Bandar-e-Jask, their ships "proceeding to Bushire, calling along the Pirate Coast and Bahrein" (p. 38). The relevant sections are "Africa (East Coast) and Arabia" (pp. 4-55); "Egypt" (pp. 63-77), "Italy" (pp. 78-81), and "Turkey" (pp. 82-103), which include information on the slave trade in the Red Sea area.
A good copy.