Liverpool, Its Commerce, Statistics, and Institutions; With A History of The Cotton Trade.

  • Smithers, Henry
  • Liverpool: Printed by Thos. Kaye 1825

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Description

8vo, pp. [viii], viii, 461, [1], iii, [1]. 4 folding tables included in pagination. Contemporary brown paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt direct between double gilt rules. Rather spotted. A little soiled, worn at extremities and spine ends, hinges cracked with damage to gutter at half-title.

Notes

A wide-ranging history of the port by abolitionist and radical Henry Smithers (1762-1828). In the small section detailing the slave trade in Liverpool, he laments the 86 slaver vessels that traded out of Liverpool in 1765, causing 'a mass of induced human calamity at that period scarcely considered as immoral.'

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