Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 570
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
A SCARCE CORNERSTONE WORK (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [HEYRICK, ELIZABETH.] Immediate, not Gradual Abolition; or an Inquiry Into the Shortest, Safest and Most Effectual Means of Getting Rid of West-Indian Slavery. (Caption and vignette "Am I not a man and a Brother?"). 20 pages. 8vo, modern cloth with title "West Indian Slavery" in gilt up the spine. London: F. Westley, circa 1825

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second english edition with several American editions following almost immediately. According to Dwight Dumond "Mrs. Heyrick's pamphlet is among the twenty-five best abolitionist works. A Masterpiece of analysis and erudition, it contributed significantly to the abolition of slavery in the West Indies." Blockson, 9544 (second American edition); Negro History 1553-1903, #59 (1st American edition).