Rare collection of British Royal Acts related to slavery and the slave trade
Three Royal British Slave Trade Acts.
George III, King and King George IV.$750.00
Item Number: 92483
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799-1824.
Rare collection of three British Acts related to the regulation and abolition of the British slave trade including: An Act for better regulating the Manner of carrying Slaves, in British Vessels, from the Coast of Africa [12th July 1799]; An Act for regulating…the shipping and carrying of Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa [28th June 1798]; and An Act to Amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade [24th June 1824]. Quarto, decorative royal emblematic headpieces, schedules of muster roles and seizures. Accompanied by a Copy of an Act Passed in 1817 by the Legislature of Antigua For Restricting the Exportation of Slaves to that Island (Henry Goulburn, 1821) and Copies or Extracts of Correspondence relating to an Expedition to be sent to the River Niger (Vernon Smith, 1840); both ordered by the House of Commons. In near fine condition. An exceptional piece of history.
The anti-slavery movement to abolish the slave trade became popular among the British public following barrister Lord Mansfield's judgement in the Somersett's Case which held that slavery was unsupported by the common law in England and Wales. In 1807, Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which outlawed the slave trade, but not slavery itself. Over two decades later, in 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act was passed which made the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal within the British Empire and provided monetary compensation for previous slave owners.
Other Books by this Author
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
Venezia: Pecora, 1744.
First edition. Large Quarto. Tome Quatrieme (Volume 4), contemporary vellum. Thirty-six finely engraved plates printed in sepia. Text in parallel columns of Italian and French. Some shelfwear and soiling, generally clean and sound internally.
London: Collins, 1982.
First edition, first printing of the third book in the Richard Sharpe series. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author who has added the first lines of this book: “With all best wishes- A pale horse seen a mile away at sunrise means the night is over. Bernard Cornwell””
New York: Doubleday, 1959-1976..
First editions of each of the renowned anthropologists first three books. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. Each book is signed by Edward T. Hall. Also laid in is an email from the author’s wife regarding the signing of these volumes. An exceptional group.