[Philadelphia: John Dunlap and David C. Claypoole], 1788. 4pp, folio, caption title [as issued], folded. Printed in four columns per page. Uniformly toned, some edge and spine wear.
More than three columns on page two print Parliament's Act regulating the African Slave Trade. The Act forbade any British ship, "from any port of this kingdom," to transport African slaves except in accordance with detailed regulations described in the Act. Registration, health and safety requirements are delineated. Many advertisements are also printed, some of which reflect the busy West Indian trade; as well as news of arriving and departing vessels. Item #34190