(Abolition) — Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery | The constitution of the Anti-Slavery Society
800 - 1,200 USD
800 - 1,200 USD
(Abolition) — Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
The Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes, Unlawfully Held in Bondage. Philadelphia: Joseph James, 1787
8vo (197 x 120 mm). Half-title, light browning, one or two stray spots. In contemporary blue wrappers; stained and foxed, spine split. In custom slipcase and folding chemise.
First edition, second issue. "The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery was founded in 1774 by Anthony Benezet, and most of its original members were Quakers. Benezet himself wrote a series of attacks on slavery, beginning in 1760, but they were not widely circulated. This work represents a much more organized and broad-based movement" (Federal).
ESTC W30521; Evans 20636; Federal Hundred 14; Sabin 60364
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