London. 1820. Two volumes. vi,408; vi,395pp. Later half calf and boards. Rubbed. Text tanned. Titlepage of second volume repaired on verso, final leaves of both volumes repaired in gutters. Good. Item #WRCAM35460
The first printing of the first two volumes of a set that would eventually stretch to twelve volumes and cover the years up to 1871. Of obvious New World importance, this collection contains information from many treaties, including the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812, and a commercial treaty with the United States of 1815. Several of the treaties deal with the suppression of the slave trade, a frequent component of most British treaties of the early 19th century. The treaties are listed in order by nation, and then chronologically. SABIN 31954 (note).