Search results for: 'SLAVE TRADE'
SLAVE TRADE. A Treatise upon the Trade from Great-Britain to Africa;
London : 1772Rare first edition of this important work, being an early defence of the West African slave trade and part of a "high-profile campaign" against the African Committee, the ruling body of the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa operating in the Gold Coast of modern Ghana (Sparks, p. 98). Although inevitably well represented institutionally, we have... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 140948
SLAVERY. An Act to Prevent the Importation of Slaves, by any of His Majesty's Subjects, into any Islands, Colonies, Plantations, and or Territories belonging to any Foreign Sovereign, State, or Power;
[London : 1806]The parliamentary act banning all slave trading outside the British Empire, paving the way for the complete abolition of the slave trade the following year. The death of Pitt in January 1806 led to the appointment of the abolitionist government led by Lord Grenville and Charles James Fox, who introduced the bill soon after, at a time of relative weakness... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 135092
SLAVERY. Opinions of Henry Brougham, Esq., on Negro Slavery: With Remarks; [bound with:] Correspondence between Mr. George Hibbert and the Society of Friends; [and:] British Colonial Slavery.
London : 1826; [1833; 1833]First edition of all three pamphlets, the copies of the pro-slavery Hibbert family. George Hibbert (1757-1837) was a merchant whose correspondence with the Quakers comprises the second pamphlet, and his son Nathaniel (1794-1865) wrote the "Remarks" on Brougham in the first pamphlet; the third pamphlet was published by the Committee of West India Planters... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135084
(SLAVERY.) A Plan For improving the Trade at Senegal. Addressed to The Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
London : 1763First edition. An anonymous proposal to liberate and enfranchise the slaves in Senegal, recently captured from the French in 1758, and set up there a democratic government with British law. Arguing that free labourers are far more productive than those enslaved, and refuting any inherent idleness among the Africans, the author argues this will be a... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 117460
SNELGRAVE, William. A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,
London : 1734First edition of Snelgrave's account of slavery and of the capture of his ship by pirates (pages 193-288. "The author, a slaving captain, traded at Whydah in 1727 and 1730; he complains that the Dahomean conquest has ruined the slave trade there." (Hogg). He makes several references to his trips to Antigua in connection with the slave trade. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 134659
CAREY, Henry Charles. The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:
Philadelphia : 1853First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author". Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was hailed by his contemporaries as "the political economist of the age" (Sartain's Magazine), and his earlier work, The Credit System (1838), was considered "the best work on the credit system that has ever... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 117176
BAYS, Peter. A General History of Negro Slavery, collected from the most respectable evidence and unquestionable authorities.
Cambridge [England] : 1826First edition of this text denouncing the slave trade, "founded in iniquity and blood", predominately concerned with the West Indies but with a chapter on slavery in the United States. Bays discusses conditions and treatment aboard slave ships, provides detailed descriptions of sugar plantations, surveys relevant West Indian legislation, and provides... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120628
SULIVAN, George Lydiard. Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters and on the East Coast of Africa.
London : 1873Third edition, perhaps more properly the third impression, the same year as the first. Important personal account of naval service in the suppression of slave trade; "Just as Sulivan received no honours for his service in East African waters, so the East African slave trade itself is now little known and the part played in its suppression by Sulivan... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 128899
POSTLETHWAYT, Malachy. In Honour to the Administration. The Importance of the African Expedition considered: with Copies of the Memorials,
London : 1758First edition of a work promoting the Africa trade by Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767), writer and government publicist under Robert Walpole's administration, from 1743-46 a member of the Royal Africa Company, and compiler of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. "The trade of Africa, as well to the French as the English, is the great foundation... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 121137
RICHARDSON, James. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846.
London : 1848First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806-1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91137
DURAND, Jean-Baptiste-Léonard. A Voyage to Senegal;
London : 1806 & 1807First edition in English of Durand, first edition of Spilsbury, pairing two significant works on West Africa, both dealing with the slave trade and both illustrated with aquatints, robust in style but most attractive, including two very animated folding plates in the Spilsbury of the ceremony of being shaved while "Crossing the Line".
Durand... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141219
BARING, Alexander. Speech in the House of Commons,
London : 1823First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on behalf of the pro-slavery Committee of West Indian Merchants to the anti-abolitionist John Gladstone on the title page. The merchant and banker Alexander Baring (1773-1848), founder of the Baring Brothers bank and financier for the Louisiana purchase, was a noted opponent of the ending of slavery, influenced... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129890
BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailïa.
London : 1874First edition. In 1869 "the Khedive Isma'il appointed Baker to a four-year term as governor-general of the equatorial Nile basin, with the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. It was the most senior post a European ever received under an Egyptian administration. According to the khedive's firman, Baker's duties included annexing the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139347
MARTIN, R. Montgomery. China; Political, Commercial, and Social;
London : 1847First edition, published in the wake of the First Opium War (1839-42). A very attractive set of this important work by the Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), who served as treasurer of Hong Kong: "His tenure was brief and controversial. Concluding that Hong Kong was unsuitable as a base for British operations... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129925
GESSI, Romolo. Seven Years in the Soudan:
London : 1892First edition in English, published just a year after its Milan publication, and including letters "which do not appear in the Italian edition" (Note by the Translators); uncommon. In 1877 General Gordon was appointed as Governor of Sudan and he immediately made preparations to move against the thriving slave trade based at Bahr el Ghazal (now in South... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 112001
LIVINGSTONE, David & Charles. Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries;
London : 1865First edition of Livingstone's self-exculpatory account of the Zambesi expedition, of which the principal aim was to explore the river's mouths and tributaries in order to discover a navigable waterway into the interior. "In the course of the exploration of the Shiré Rver, Lake Shirwa was discovered, on April 18, 1859, and on September 16 Livingstone... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119261
HUNT, G. H. Outram & Havelock's Persian Campaign.
London : 1858First edition of this attractively illustrated and uncommon first person account of the brief, five month, Anglo-Persian War (1856-1857) prefaced by an account of Persia and of Anglo-Persian relations by the "prominent Tory journalist" (ODNB) George Henry Townsend. The conflict broke out due to Persia's repeated attempts to annex Herat from Afghanistan.... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139204
THOMPSON, T. Perronet - JOHNSON, L. G. General T. Perronet Thompson. 1783-1869.
1957First edition. Thompson had a fascinating life. He was a middie with Gambier in the Isis, before transferring to the Army in 1806. He served in Whitelock's campaign to Buenos Aires, and in the latter stages of the Peninsular War saw "action against the French at Nivelles, Nive, Orthez, and Toulouse" (ODNB). A convinced abolitionist, from 1808 to 1810... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 63597
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
MACKENZIE, Donald. The Flooding of the Sahara.
London : 1877First edition. Presentation copy of this wonderful piece of Victorian imperialist folly, inscribed to "M. de Vernsuillet, with the authors Compts, 11 Oct. 1880" on the front free endpaper. With two manuscript sketch-maps laid-in, annotated in French presumably by the recipient, and depicting Cape Juby, now in southern Morocco, where the author, MacKenzie,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 119282
CROWTHER, Samuel, & John Christopher Taylor. The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.
London : 1859First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Library Hub, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 98141
ROWLEY, Henry, The Rev. The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa,
London : 1867Second edition, one year after the first, somewhat reduced in format, but the text unabridged. Account of the society's disastrous first missionary expedition which took them into Nyasaland, now Malawi. Founded in 1860 by a coalition of groups in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities, the Universities' Mission to Central Africa was inspired... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 104550
ROWLEY, Henry, The Rev. The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa,
London : 1866First edition, uncommon, just 9 locations on Library Hub. Account of the society's disastrous first missionary expedition which took them into Nyasaland, now Malawi. Founded in 1860 by a coalition of groups in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities, the Universities' Mission to Central Africa was inspired by the lectures that David Livingstone... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 104413
BURTON, Richard F. First Footsteps in East Africa;
London : 1856First edition, second issue, without Appendix IV on infibulation as usual. Following his "pilgrimage" to Mecca, instead of returning to Britain where he was guaranteed a hero's welcome at the Royal Geographical Society, Burton "lingered in Cairo until November 1853 Even as he completed the manuscript of his Personal Narrative after returning to Bombay,... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 140400
GRANT, J. Augustus, John Oliver, & others. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.
London : 1872[-75]First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will sic find some advantage... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122070
POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
London : 1696First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 80264
BIBLE; English; Authorized version. The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800).
Both volumes are lettered in gilt on the front cover "John Sparling, Esqr." with dark brown morocco labels lettered "St. Domingo House, 1790. Lancashire"; also with the armorial bookplate... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116480
DU CHAILLU, Paul - VAUCAIRE, Michel. Paul du Chaillu: Gorilla Hunter.
New York : 1930First edition of this racy biography of the famed African explorer and naturalist, widely recognised as the discoverer of the great gorilla, and as a possible inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan, but his reputation more recently the subject of some controversy. A wonderful example of 1930s American book production, retaining the striking... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142108
OWEN, William FitzWilliam. Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar.
London : 1833First edition, from the collection of Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), British Arabist, colonial agent and explorer of inland Oman, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume, and subsequently bequeathed by his wife to Bath Public Library, with bookplates, manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. A pencilled... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 117623
PITT, William, the Younger. Autograph letter signed ("W Pitt") to William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland.
Downing Street : 1787Autograph letter signed to Pitt's close advisor William Eden, at the time at the height of his influence as envoy to France, in which Pitt attempts to gauge potential French support for the early Abolitionist movement spearheaded by his friend and political ally, William Wilberforce. "You have had a letter from my friend Wilberforce, on a scheme which... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122705
ADAMS, Robert. The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Sailor, who was wrecked on the Western coast of Africa,
London : 1816First edition. The text, edited by Simon Cock, secretary to the committee of the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa, purports to be the account of an American sailor taken captive on the Barbary Coast and taken to Timbuktu. Cock found Adams, born in New York state to a white father and African American mother, begging on the streets of London; he... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128965
GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
Labore : 1876An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.
Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 125725
DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
Shellbanks : 1834First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123171
CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
London : 1732Second, enlarged edition, of one of the great voyage collections, originally issued by the brothers Awnsham and John Churchill in four volumes in 1704 with the advice and encouragement of the philosopher John Locke. Hill describes it as "a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts".... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 50373
RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
Paris : 1810First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100737
BURKE, Edmund. Set of composite volumes comprising twenty-five 18th-century editions of Burke's writings, including six first editions.
London : 1780-1800A substantial collection comprising twenty-five early editions of Burke's writings, published between 1780 and 1800, of which six are first editions, first impressions. The collection aptly illustrates the wide-ranging nature of Burke's political polemics, and indeed the market for them, with even seemingly minor works often undergoing several editions.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141267
MARTIN, Robert Montgomery. Our Indian Empire and the adjacent countries of Afghanistan, Beloochistan, Persia, etc. Depicted and described by Pen and Pencil.
London : 1879-81First edition thus, based on Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-61), but with a new introduction taking in recent developments in the Great Game, volume III closing with the conclusion of the Second Afghan War (1878-80) and General Roberts's entry into Kandahar.
The Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), wrote... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137592
TATE, Nahum, & Nicholas Brady. A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches.
London : 1793A handsomely bound copy of the psalms, with the name and mayoral title of Thomas Staniforth (1735-1803) emblazoned on the front cover in gilt, dated 1797. Staniforth, a former slave-trader and merchant, was elected Major of Liverpool in 1797, a post he held until the following year. It is probable that the book was presented to him as a gift upon taking... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 125600