[Slavery]. Thomas Clarkson. An Essay on the Slavery.... Georgetown, KY: 1816. Early edition and scarce Kentucky imprint.

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    [Slavery]. Thomas Clarkson. An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, particularly the African. In three parts. Georgetown, K[entucky]: Rev. David Barrow, J. N. Lyle, 1816. Early edition, and a scarce Kentucky imprint.

    Twelvemo. xix, [1, blank], [21]-175 pages. Original full mottled calf, spine ruled in gilt, with brown gilt morocco lettering label. Binding repaired at front board near joint, some wear to binding and spine label, front hinge starting, some foxing, minor soiling, and toning to text. Overall, a very good copy of this rare item. First published in England in 1785, this book was influential in establishing the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, and the author help pass the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended slavery in Britain. Coleman 3032. Dumond 40.

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