JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FROM BOSTON TO THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA : With a Full Description of the Manner of Trading With the Natives on the Coast

(Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett & Co. and Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852).

FIRST EDITION. Printed by the same publisher in the same year as the first printing of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. Carnes was enamored of the coastline and peoples that he met along a 1500 mile trek. He writes of them in a caring but unblemished way. His words describing the coast, the interior and the environment are very descriptive and easily read. Carnes describes, among many other adventures and observations, the capture of an American brig, by the English and the discovery of 350 slaves aboard. He was horrified by the trade in slaves and writes eloquently of their plight. To witness it was to him heart-rending.
"Shut from the common air,
And common use of their own limbs."
A later section of the book addresses the injustice of the practice and its characteristics, how it effects the slave and slave-holder both. These portions of the work are among its most significant and give the book a special value beyond its focus on travel and exploration.
. Item #70215

First Edition. 8vo, publisher's original royal-blue cloth, the covers and spine blind-stamped with period framework and border decorations, the spine lettered in gilt. iv, 479 pp. A good copy, the binding quite well preserved with a bit of wear to the head and tail of the spine, mainly from shelving, internally some signatures are loosening or loose, the hinges strong and unaffected.

Price: $100.00