Boston: Light & Stearns, 1836. First Edition. Influential study of the domestic slave trade in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, authorized by the American Union for the Relief and Improvement of the Colored Race, formed the year prior. The letters date chiefly from Baltimore, as well as Washington, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and Richmond. DUMOND, p. 16; HOWES A-255; LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 595; SABIN 1497. 12mo (17.5cm.); publisher's dark blue-green cloth, yellow printed paper spine label; xii,-201pp. Boards a bit scuffed with small chip at spine foot, small loss to spine label, textblock rather heavily foxed, else Very Good and sound overall.