Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Beaufoy, Henry. The Speech . . . on a Bill for Regulating the Conveyance of Negroes from Africa to the West-Indies. [4], 37 pages. Small 8vo, later cloth-backed boards, minor soiling; minimal wear and foxing to contents. London: J. Phillips, 1789

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The arguments of a British Minister of Parliament against the slave trade. Beaufoy cites detailed statistics on the cramped conditions aboard slave vessels similar to those presented by Thomas Clarkson and the plan of the slave ship Brooks, which was first engraved nine months after Beaufoy's June 1788 speech. Includes "Observations on the Evidence . . . Respecting the Transpotation of African Slaves," with a separate title page but continuous pagination. Afro-Americana 995; Sabin 4166.