Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 35

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE.) Correspondence with Spain, Portugal, Brazil, The Netherlands, Sweden and the Argentine Confederation, Relative to the Slave Tradde. from January 1st , to December 31st, 1841, Inclusive. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1842. 826 pages. Tall folio. Later quarter cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards with red morocco labels; several small institutional stamps; original half-title and general title, preceding the title-page. London: Clowes, 1842

Additional Details

A massive and detailed compilation of the reports of the Royal Navy's interception and capture of ships that continued to engaged in the African Slave Trade after the 1807 ban. The diplomatic correspondence with Spain and Portugal in particular focuses on Cuba's energetic and thriving slave trade, with some of the reports touching on the Amistad case, which hinged on the fact that those captives had been taken after the ban.