London: Verso, (1998). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 570 pp. Fine / very good +. Item #CNJL2240
"This is the first book to tell the story of how New World colonial slavery was overthrown in the Age of Revolution" (n.b., from dust jacket). The author, editor of the "New Left Review" and author of "The Making of New World Slavery", here explores slave liberation, American independence, the parallel action of slave resistance and Abolitionism, and more.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in blue cloth over boards, gilt lettering on the spine, light yellow endpapers, several charts, graphs, maps, and illustrations in black and white throughout; octavo size (9 3/8" by 6.25"), pagination: [i-x], 1-560. Pictorial glossy dust jacket with a reproduction of an oil painting on the front panel of the Battle of Bunker's Hill, on the back panel portrait of Jean-Baptiste Beliey, remainder of back panel blue with white lettering, spine blue with black lettering set within a rectangle of yellow, front flap a summary of the book, black flap a short author bio; jacket is not price-clipped although is without a printed price.
___CONDITION: Volume fine, with clean boards, straight corners entirely without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; a bit of bumping to the head of the spine, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket better than very good, almost near fine, with extremely minor edgewear, a few light, stray marks on the jacket, and a shallow vertical strip along the spine where the plastic coating over the paper dust jacket slightly lifted (likely a fault at time of production).
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