London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. 5 1/2 X 8 3/8 Inches. [VOL 1, 572 PP][VOL 2, 592 PP]. Very Good. Item #3649
First Edition. Two volumes with all three original illustrations (two folding). The all-important folding plate featuring the diagram of the human cargo on a slave ship laid-in loose at page 110 of volume two. This diagram is separating at the folds and is quite worn. Folding map at page 258 of first volume intact and extremely clean. Slave manacles plate intact. Two volumes in original 19th Century marbled boars. Rebacked in leather with gilt compartment lines and red leather spine labels. Minor offsetting to endpapers from previous tape. Light foxing and toning throughout. Wear to edges and gutters.
These volumes, published in 1808, contain a unique contemporary account of the abolition movement in England from one of its major leaders. Clarkson describes in detail the background of the abolitionist movement and the Parliamentary debates leading to the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The slave cargo diagram remains one of the most well-recognized images of the anti-slavery movement.
A lower grade set, but repaired nicely and complete.