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    Important Early Anti-Slavery Work

    Anthony Benezet. Some Historical Account of Guinea, Its Situation, Produce and the general Disposition of its Inhabitants. With An inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Slave-Trade, its Nature and lamentable Effects. Also A Re-publication of the Sentiments of several Authors of Note, on this interesting Subject; particularly an Extract of a Treatise by Granville Sharp. [bound with:] Granville Sharp. Extract From a Representation of the Injustice and Dangerous Tendency of Tolerating Slavery, Admitting the least Claim of private Property in the Persons of Men in England. (Originally published in London, 1769). Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1771.

    First edition. Octavo. [6], iv, [1]-144; [3]-53, [vi] pages.

    Contemporary full leather, rebacked. Titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Moderate shelf wear to the boards. New endpapers, contents uniformly brown with moderate foxing throughout. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Very important anti-slavery work. Benezet, a Quaker, was born in Saint-Quentin, France in 1713 and moved to Philadelphia via Holland and England in 1731. He wrote many books on the evils of slavery which helped pave the way for ending the slave trade in Africa. This book contains a general account of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, and the Slave Coast. Granville Sharp, an Englishman, was also an ardent anti-slavery spokesman who founded the St. George's Bay Company, the forerunner of the Sierra Leone Company. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Sabin 4689.


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