Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. 4to. , vi-xxxv, , 2-349, ,  (page of publisher's advertisements),  pp. Navy cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Lacks the dust jacket. Illustrated by a frontispiece and forty-nine additional plates. Illustrations depict scenes from the Ivory Coast and Guinea, but also show several of the horrors of the Atlantic Slave Trade. With an introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost, R.N.R. Howes D-438. The text is composed of several different journal entries throughout the late 1600's to 1860. The writers traveled to western and central Africa and the Carribbean, recording their experiences of sailing and their impressions of the Atlantic slave trade. One such testimony was delivered in 1789, in a British parliamentary hearing on abolishing the British slave trade. The writings detail disease suffered on the passages across the Atlantic, the cruel treatment sailors showed to the captured African people, the grief native Africans expressed at being torn from their homes, and what life was like on plantations. A chronicle of a disturbing chapter in human history, spanning centuries. Very Good. Item #00009161
A Very Good book with minor rubbing to the cloth and a bit foxing to a few leaves.