Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 36

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
THE ONLY KNOWN COPY (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--BARBADOS.) A form of Divine Service for the Use of the Negroes. 8 pages. 8vo, removed from a larger volume with; paper lightly and evenly toned; slight foxing ; spine showing remnants of original binding and stitching [together with] The First Annual Report of the Branch Association of the Island of Barbados. 24 pages, lacking the title-page. [Bridgetown:] Printed at the Office of the Barbadian, Barbados, 1823; 1826

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first and only edition, the only known copy. Contains the "Exhortation," "The Confession," "The Lord's Prayer," "The Apostles' Creed," "The Ten Commandments," and "Prayer." Undoubtedly, referring to this pamphlet Handler (Supplement, page 35) says: I have been unable to locate a copy of this item. It was advertised in The Barbadian, newspaper, January 3, 1824 as being on sale at the paper's office in Bridgetown. On page 14 of the first Annual Report of the Branch Association of the Island of Barbados in aid of the Incorporated Society (included here), there is a reference to Reverend S. Hinds having prepared a compilation of the forms of prayer for the Negroes of the various plantations on the island. Not located in any of the standard references.