May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 188
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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Negro Slavery. Letterpress handbill, 9 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches; toning, moderate dampstaining. [London]: Pitts Toy and Marble Warehouse, circa 1833

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A small broadside poem produced for the British abolitionist market. It begins "Now's the time, and now's the hour / To Parliament, petitions pour / Oh Britons pray exert your power / To set the Negro free." It was apparently produced shortly after the 1833 death of abolitionist William Wilberforce, while the Slavery Abolition Act was still working its way through Parliament. None traced in OCLC or elsewhere.