Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 34

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) BRITISH GOVERNMENT PAPERS. CONFIDENTIAL. Printed for the use of the Commission only. Royal Commission on Fugitive Slaves. Memorandum on the Treaties Concluded by Great Britain with Powers Still Holding Slaves . . . 37 pages, tall folio, "2nd Proof," in blue pencil at top of page; partial splits at folds at the edges of a few preliminary and final leaves, not affecting text. London: George Eyre and William Spottiswode, 1876

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rare proof copy of a Parliamentary paper on the status of countries which still held slaves. Among them Spain, Brazil and numerous North and West African nations. Includes detailed reports on the still ongoing slave trade by explorer David Livingston and others. OCLC locates only one copy of what appears to be the final printing