London: William Clowes and Sons, 1839. Folio. vi, 35, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, light dustsoiling of outer leaves, moderately foxed, minor edgewear. With the half title. Two light rubberstamps on title page. Good+.
An indispensable primary source on England's efforts to stamp out the African slave trade. England exchanges diplomatic correspondence with Austria, Prussia, Russia, Buenos Ayres, Chile, Egypt, Mexico, Montevideo, New Granada, Peru, Venezuela, and the United States. This item reports much information on the illegal traffic, with data on ships, their captains, slaves "imported" into western ports, efforts to enlist other nations' support in stamping out the slave trade. "The active and undisguised assistance given to the Slave Trade by citizens of the United States of America is as notorious as it is disgraceful." Item #35498