Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HAITI [SAINT DOMINGUE]. De l'Etat des Negres Relativement a la Prosperite des Colonies Francaises et de Leur Metropole. Discours Represantans de la Nation. 52 pages. 8vo, late nineteenth century 1/4 tree calf and marbled paper-covered boards; long morocco label up the spine. [Paris], 1789

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An examination of the condition of the blacks in the French colonies relative to the prosperity of the French people. The author of this tract is definitely NOT an abolitionist. He refers to the French abolitionist society, "Les Amis des Noirs," the Friends of the Blacks, and asks that the French Congress pause a moment to consider the economic well-being of the nation weighed against the demands of the abolitionists.