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Clarkson, T[homas]:

AN ESSAY ON THE SLAVERY AND COMMERCE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES, PARTICULARLY THE AFRICAN. IN THREE PARTS.

Published by the Rev. David Barrow. J.N. Lyle- Printer, Georgetown, K.: 1816 Original sheep [some rubbing, small chip at head of spine], with gilt-lettered morocco spine title. xix, [blank], [21]-175 pp. Endpapers foxed, text lightly so. Very Good. "One of the rarest of Kentucky anti-slavery tracts" [Coleman]. Clarkson's Essay is a "classic in the crowded field of slavery literature. It aroused a storm of indignation against the African traders which was capitalized by Mr. Wilberforce to introduce the first anti-slave trade motion in Parliament on May 12, 1789" [Ragatz]. At the center of the anti-slavery struggle for many years, Clarkson argues that the slave trade is "contrary to reason, justice, nature, the principle of law and government, the whole doctrine, in short, of natural religion, and the revealed voice of God." "David Barrow, a pioneer Kentucky preacher and abolitionist, republished this book and distributed it" [Coleman]. Coleman 3032. Dumond 40. AII [KY] 584. This edition not in Work, Sabin, Ragatz, LCP.


Book Id: 15316

Price: $1,000.00

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