Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) SIPKINS, HENRY. An Oration on the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Delivered in the African Church in the City of New York, January 2, 1809, by Henry Sipkins, a Descendant of Africa. Half-title, 21 pages. Small 8vo, removed. New York: John C. Totten, 1809

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a rare printing of an oration delivered on the occasion of the first anniversary of the 1808 British ban on the African slave trade. In addition to the Oration, the order of the day included a prayer, the reading of hymns, and singing. Thomas Commeraw led the singing and reading of the hymns. American Imprints 18618. Not in the Blockson Collection, or Schomburg.