July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 16 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 “The Vast Amount Of Human Suffering And The Waste Of Human Life” 24. BUXTON, Thomas Fowell. The African Slave Trade and its Remedy. London, 1840. Octavo, original brown cloth. $2800. First expanded and revised edition of British abolitionist Buxton’s powerful call for an end to the slave trade, the first to include his extensive and influential Remedy, with large folding map of Central Africa, in original cloth. This first expanded edition of African Slave Trade—the first to include Buxton’s Remedy—documents the horrors of the Middle Passage to show that despite efforts to end the slave trade, “twice as many human beings are now its victims as when Wilberforce and Clarkson entered upon their noble task.” In Remedy Buxton argues: “legitimate commerce would put down the Slave Trade, by demonstrating the superior value of man as a laborer on the soil, to man as an object of merchandise” (Mann, 90). Interior fresh with light foxing to folding map as often, front inner paper hinge starting but very sound, mild rubbing and toning to bright original cloth. A desirable near-fine copy.