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    Inscribed First Edition

    James Bandinel. Some Account of the Trade in Slaves From Africa as Connected With Europe and America; From the Introduction of the Trade into Modern Europe, Down to the Present Time; Especially With Reference to the Efforts Made by the British Government for Its Extinction. London: Longman, Brown, and Co., 1842.

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Lord Howard of Walden, inscribed on title page. Octavo. xv, 323 pages.

    Original blind-stamped blue cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Spine faded with light soiling and shelf wear to the boards. Contents bright. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. A superior copy in very good condition.

    The author provides an overview of the African slave trade in Europe and England's abandonment of the practice, with special emphasis on the British government's efforts to eradicate it altogether. A rare work on slavery in Europe, especially so in this condition. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Sabin 3147.


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