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    Thomas Clarkson. The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament. London: Longman, et al., 1808. First edition.

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    Thomas Clarkson. The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. First edition. Two octavo volumes. [4], 572; [2], 592 pages. Three plates including one featuring various restraining devices for slaves; two large folding plates of a slave ship illustrating the deplorable "living" arrangements of the slaves on board. Folding map in Volume I. Contemporary half-leather over marbled boards with titles, rules and ship devices stamped in gilt on the spine. Bumping and wear around the edges and corners; contents slightly toned with occasional scattered foxing and with former owner's name on the front free endpaper of each volume, light pencil marks to the margins in places, else a handsome set in very good condition. Sabin 13486.



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