New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1874.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 390 pp + ads, with seven tinted lithographic plates and a map. Original cloth heavily worn, with evidence of tape having been applied and then removed from the spine. Cloth split along the joints, spine cocked, moderate foxing, rear free endpaper lacking. Overall fair to good condition. Signature and small label of Albert E. Beardsley, 13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Army of the Southwest. Foote (1806-1863) was an American naval officer who commanded the USS Perry, cruising the waters off the African coast and working to suppress the slave trade from 1849-1851. In this book, "he expressed his outrage at the horrors of the middle passage" and called on the United States to take the leading role in opening Africa "to science and legal commerce" and to Christian civilization (ANB).