May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Benezet, Anthony. Some Historical Account of Guinea . . . and the General Disposition of its Inhabitants, bound with Granville Sharp's Extract from a Representation of the Injustice and Dangerous Tendency of Tolerating Slavery as issued. [6], iv, 144; 53, [6] pages. 12mo, later cloth-backed marbled boards, moderate wear; first title page worn and heavily marked, foxing, minor dampstaining, a few short closed tears; early library markings on backstrip, front free endpaper, first title page, and elsewhere. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1771

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First edition of the first title, and first American edition of the second. An early American critique of the slave trade by a leading first-generation abolitionist. Evans 11985.