Very good, light scuffing and soiling to covers, contents fresh and bright with wide margins. Publisher’s printed boards. 4to., 31x23cm. French text. Uncommon report of a French commission to examine slavery and politics in the French colonies. The early eighteenth century was a time of of civil unrest and slave rebellions in the colonies, and public opinion in Europe was strongly anti-slavery. This led to the final abolition of slavery in the French colonies in 1848. Heavy book, may require extra shipping. weight: 3.4 lb. Imprimerie Royale. Paris. 1843. xvi, 438 pp.