Zanzibar in Contemporary Times – A Short History of the Southern East in the Nineteenth Century. Illustrated with two coloured maps and numerous photographs.
First edition. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1905. 15 cm x 22.5 cm Frontispiece, XII, 328 pages. 27 illustrations. 2 maps. Hardcover [publisher’s original green cloth] with gilt lettering on spine. The rare first edition in Good+ condition only with some strong signs of external wear. Spine nearly detached. Minor bumps and rubs to board corners. Interior very good. Small library stamp to titlepage (cancelled/discarded). [This copy used to belong to the School of Oriental Studies – Finsbury Circus] Deckled edges. Interior bright and clean.
History of the rulers of Zanzibar and their dominions on the East African coast written in the early years of the 20th century.
Includes, for example, the following: First Appearance of the English – Ancient Records – The Portuguese – The Imaums of Oman / Seyyid Said Bin Sultan / Seyyid Barghash – Visit to England – Revival of the Slave Trade – Lieutenant Mathews / Seyyid Khalifa – Risings in the German Sphere – The Blockade / The People / The Plantations / The Climate / The Slave Traffic across the Western Ocean / Seyyid Said – Subjugation of Mombasa / Seyyid Majid – Rebellion in Zanzibar – Separation from Oman / Seyyid Barghash – The German Surprise of 1885 / The End Of Slavery / With an APpendix showing: Rulers of Zanzibar / Finance / Commerce / Meteorology / Soils etc. / Includes a Bibliography /