Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) William Wilberforce. A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade. [4], iii, 396 pages including half-title. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, moderate wear, joints split; stitch holes on inner margin, otherwise minimal wear; private library tags on front pastedown. London, 1807

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The great English abolitionist and Parliament member published this book early in 1807 as a summary of the case for abolition. It was instrumental in the passage of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in March 1807, which ended slavery in the British Empire. Afro-Americana 11207; Sabin 103953.