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Sale 2441 Lot 1
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) 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. 46 pages. 8vo, later marbled wrappers. London, 1767
Estimate $600 - 900
First English edition of a classic abolitionist work. Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) was a Quaker teacher, writer and abolitionist. He was a major influence on Thomas Clarkson. Born to a Huguenot (Protestant) family in France. When he was two years old they moved to London to avoid persecution and then to America. He wrote several works condemning slavery which were widely read and reprinted.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $375