Boston: Mary L. Booth, 1863. Hardcover. x, 413p. , previous owner's bookplate, first edition diced brown cloth panelled in blind; badly edgeworn with bumped cardstock at the corners, some losses round both spine rims, and lower joint splitting. Hinges and textblock remain quite sound. Spine lettering nearly illegible. On the emancipation in the British, French and northern European empires, with special emphasis on the Caribbean colonies.