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A mission to Gelele, king of Dahome : with notices of the so called "Amazons," the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature

Author: Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Tinsley Brothers,; Bradbury & Evans,
Publisher: London : Tinsley Brothers, 1864.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890.
Mission to Gelele, king of Dahome.
London, Tinsley Bros., 1864
(OCoLC)607908813
Microform version:
Burton, Richard Francis, 1821-1890.
Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome.
London : Tinsley Bros., 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1864
(OCoLC)24902666
Named Person: Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Richard Francis Burton, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Tinsley Brothers,; Bradbury & Evans,
OCLC Number: 3332032
Notes: Vol. 1: xvii, 386 p., [1] leaf of plates ; v. 2: vi, 412 p., [1] leaf of plates.
"Bradbury and Evans, printers"--Colophon.
Description: 2 volumes, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: I fall in love with Fernando Po --
I do not become "fast friends" with Lagos --
We enter Whydah in state --
A walk round Whydah --
From Whydah to Alladâ, the half-way house --
From Allada to Agrime --
Small reception at Agrime, and arrival at Kana, the King's country quarters --
The procession --
The reception --
The march to Agbome --
The King enters his capital --
The presents are delivered --
Of the grand customs and the annual customs generally --
The King's "so-sin custom" --
Of the so-called Amazons and the Dahoman army --
Addo-Kpon, the Bush King's so-sin customs --
Of the Dahoman religion --
The sin-kwain, or water-sprinkling custom --
Of "The Negro's place in nature" --
The Y of triumph --
Dahome and her capital --
The firing to Whydah, and conclusion of the customs --
The delivery of the message --
Return to the seaboard --
Conclusion --
Appendix I: Itinerary from Whydah to Agbome --
Appendix II: Rev. Mr. Bernasko's account current with Captain Burton, H.M.S. Commissioner, Dahomey --
Appendix III: Extract of a letter from the Rev. Peter W. Bernasko, Native Assistant Missionary, dated Whydah, November 29th, 1860 --
Appendix IV: Catalogue of the Dahoman Kings, with dates of their various exploits, their "strong names," and the events of their reigns --
[Appendix V]: Dahomey, its people and customs.
Responsibility: by Richard F. Burton.

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