London: Verso, (1997). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 612 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL2241
"At the time when European powers colonized the New World the institution of slavery had amost disappeared from Europe itself" (n.b., from dust jacket). The author, editor of the "New Left Review" and author of "The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery", herein explores why those same European powers sponsored racial slave systems in the colonies, after having overcome such an oppressive institution at home.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in green cloth over boards, silver lettering on the spine, black-and-white map front endpaper, black-and-white rear endpaper a depiction of a "privateer board game", several charts, graphs, maps, and illustrations in black and white throughout; octavo size (9 3/8" by 6.25"), pagination: [i-iii] iv-vi, [1-2] 3-602. Pictorial glossy dust jacket with a reproduction of an oil painting on the front panel of "Prince Rupert of the Rhine" shown with a young slave boy, on the back panel "Slave Play in Suriname 1707", remainder of back panel and spine green with white lettering, front flap a summary of the book, black flap author picture and bio; jacket is not price-clipped although is without a printed price.
___CONDITION: 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; the unclipped dust jacket is near fine with extremely minor edgewear, mostly at the corners.
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