Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 406
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
BENEZET, ANTHONY. A Caution to Great Britain and Her Colonies, in a Short Representation of the Calamitous State of the Enslaved Negroes in the British Dominions. 40 pages, disbound. Philadelphia Printed, London Reprinted, 1767

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first london edition, following a simultaneous american edition. Benezet, a prominent Quaker, was one of the earliest critics of the slave trade and the deplorable treatment of the slaves in Great Britain's colonies. Benezet cites accounts of the capture and treatment of slaves, and the barbaric Middle Passage journey from Africa to the West Indies. Dumond, page 26; Sabin 4671; Howes B345.