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RUSSELL (Mrs Charles E.B.) General Rigby, Zanzibar & the Slave Trade, with Journals, Dispatches, Etc. Edited by His Daughter. 1st Ed., 404pp., fldg. map. VG in sl. chipped dw. A&U. 1935  #53495
[HLMainPic] Biog. of Maj.-Gen. C.P. Rigby, Ed. Addiscombe & went out to India as a subaltern in 1836, joining the 5th Native Infantry, a little later trans. to 16th NI, qualified in eight native languages & held staff appointment in the Persian War (Superintendent of Bazaars & Police with the Field Force) &c. During tour as Consul at Zanzibar, 1858-61, he was devoted to stamping out the slave-trade & his handling of the 1859 Rebellion confirmed the superiority of British (over French) influence in the region. Scarce in dw. See illustration on our website.   £75




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