Correspondence respecting Sir Bartle Frere's mission to the East Coast of Africa. 1872-73.
Folio (215 x 332 mm). IV, 156 pp. With a large coloured folding map. Edges sprinkled in red. Cloth spine.
Extremely rare work on the British Foreign Office's attempts to suppress the slave trade on the east coast of Arabia and Africa and especially in the dominions of the Sultan of Zanzibar. Including full source documentation of Frere's 1872-73 mission to Zanzibar to negotiate a treaty with the sultan, Barghash bin Said Al-Busaid, for the suppression of the slave traffic, this publication contains the translated text of the letters sent by local rulers (including Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifah of Abu Dhabi, Hamad ben Rashed of Ajman, Evan ben Ali Al Khalifa of Bahrein, Husheer bin Mahtum of Dubai, Haji Abder Rahman, British Agent at Sharjah, etc.) and a detailed and dated map of the coasts visited by the mission. OCLC locates five copies worldwide, none in the U.S.
A very good, virtually unbrowned copy; two oversize leaves folded in. Includes Leslie Ward's Vanity Fair caricature of Frere speaking before Parliament ("Men of the Day, No. 68. 'The Slave Trade'": 184 x 380 mm, matted colour lithograph).
Bennett 494. OCLC 66300585.