Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 39

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(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) Thomas Clarkson. An Essay on the Impolicy of the African Slave Trade. [2], iv, 3-134, [1] pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, moderate wear; front hinge starting, tear to inner margin of title page not affecting text, otherwise minimal wear and foxing. London, 1788

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First edition. Clarkson was an important early British abolitionist, noted for his tireless investigative reporting on the trade. This essay is filled with original research, statistics, and anecdotes on the trade, and was a primary source for William Wilberforce's 1789 famous speech to Parliament. Afro-Americana 2380; not in Blockson.