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GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) BOURNE, GEORGE. Picture of Slavery in the United States of America. Frontispiece and ten additional engravings. Frontispiece, [iv]-180, [appendix] 182-227 pp., [i], index. Small 8vo, early blue coated laid paper wrappers. Middletown Ct; Edwin Hunt, 1834
first edition, rare. This disturbingly graphic illustration and indictment of slavery is in fact the second edition of Bourne's pseudonymous pamphlet "The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable, by a Citizen of Virginia," (Germantown, 1816) which Bourne printed himself. This version, however adds a great deal more material as well as the shocking engravings: "Selling Females by the Pound," "Ladies Whipping Girls," or "Tanning a Boy." The latter shows a boy being punished by being immersed in a vat, usually used for tanning hides. Bourne (1780-1845) was the first to call for "Immediate Emancipation Without Compensation." Afro-Americana, 1414; Sabin 6921.
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