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'THE NEGRO’S & INDIANS ADVOCATE, SUING FOR THEIR ADMISSION INTO THE CHURCH: OR A PERSUASIVE TO THE INSTRUCTING AND BAPTIZING OF THE NEGRO’S AND INDIANS IN OUR PLANTATIONS. SHEWING, THAT AS THE COMPLIANCE THEREWITH CAN PREJUDICE NO MANS JUST INTEREST; SO THE WILLFUL NEGLECTING AND OPPOSING OF IT, IS NO LESS THAN A MANIFEST APOSTACY FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF RELIGION IN VIRGINIA'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY J[OHN]. D[ARBY]. AND ARE TO BE SOLD BY MOST BOOKSELLERS, 1680
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213
Godwyn, Morgan
'THE NEGRO’S & INDIANS ADVOCATE, SUING FOR THEIR ADMISSION INTO THE CHURCH: OR A PERSUASIVE TO THE INSTRUCTING AND BAPTIZING OF THE NEGRO’S AND INDIANS IN OUR PLANTATIONS. SHEWING, THAT AS THE COMPLIANCE THEREWITH CAN PREJUDICE NO MANS JUST INTEREST; SO THE WILLFUL NEGLECTING AND OPPOSING OF IT, IS NO LESS THAN A MANIFEST APOSTACY FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF RELIGION IN VIRGINIA'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY J[OHN]. D[ARBY]. AND ARE TO BE SOLD BY MOST BOOKSELLERS, 1680
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 32,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Godwyn, Morgan
'THE NEGRO’S & INDIANS ADVOCATE, SUING FOR THEIR ADMISSION INTO THE CHURCH: OR A PERSUASIVE TO THE INSTRUCTING AND BAPTIZING OF THE NEGRO’S AND INDIANS IN OUR PLANTATIONS. SHEWING, THAT AS THE COMPLIANCE THEREWITH CAN PREJUDICE NO MANS JUST INTEREST; SO THE WILLFUL NEGLECTING AND OPPOSING OF IT, IS NO LESS THAN A MANIFEST APOSTACY FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF RELIGION IN VIRGINIA'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY J[OHN]. D[ARBY]. AND ARE TO BE SOLD BY MOST BOOKSELLERS, 1680
8vo (7 x 4 1/2 in.; 179 x 115 mm). Some scattered stains and foxing, tiny wormhole at foot of title-page, lower fore-edge corner of C1 torn away, lacking initial blank. Contemporary mottled sheep, covers with blind-ruled border with floret cornerpieces, spine gilt-ruled with later label and gilt date, red-sprinkled edges, plain endpapers; extremities a bit worn.
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Provenance

Edward Joshua Cooper of Markree Castle, Co. Sligo, Ireland (armorial bookplate, press-ticket)

Bibliographie

Church 663; ESTC R21645; 'European Americana' 680/87; Sabin 27677; Wing G971

Description

First edition of an important and very scarce text advocating the Christian conversion of both slaves and American Indians: no copy is recorded in the Anglo-American auction records since 1952. Godwyn was an Anglican missionary who served in Virginia and Barbados.

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