An Inquiry into the Right and Duty of Compelling Spain to Relinquish Her Slave Trade in Northern Africa
London: 1816. First Separate Edition. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); contemporary cloth-backed limp marbled boards; -360pp. Cloth spine perished and wrappers rather worn and nearly separated; slightly later ownership signature inside upper cover, else a Good working copy, internally sound.
Article by the prolific English abolitionist politician and lawyer which first appeared in The Pamphleteer, this edition retaining the original pagination though with separate title page. Ten years prior Stephen and his brother-in-law William Wilberforce had successfully campaigned in favor of a bill banning British subjects from aiding or working in the international slave trade, the Slave Trade Act receiving royal assent in March, 1807. The present article argues in favor of a declaration made in Vienna in which several countries agreed to enforce a "universal ban" of the slave trade. This title not in Work. See Fabien Klose, "The Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention" (2016), p. 108, for additional information.