Some Historical Account of Guinea, its Situation, Produce, and the…

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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.

London: J. Phillips, 1788. New Edition (Second British Edition). Recent quarter leather with marbled boards. Gilt titles. New end papers. Half title, title, contents, biography of author, introduction and text. To the end there is a leaf of adverts on the subject of slavery from Phillips. In very nice condition. The quarter calf is clean and tidy, with just a touch of handling. The edges of the marbled boards are slightly rubbed, but overall in very good clean condition. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a touch of foxing to the pages. An important early American publication against the slave trade. Benezet (1713-1784) was born in Picardy, France. His family moved to London following the edict of Nantz, which was against Protestants in France. The family moved to Philadelphia in 1731, and shortly after he converted to Quakerism. He is described in the Library Company Afro- Americana catalogue (Item 44) as "the colonial anchor-man of the Anglo- American anti-slavery axis." Benezet worked ceaselessly to have slavery abolished by the colonial legislatures, and corresponded with Granville Sharp, one of the most important English abolitionists. Nouvelle édition (deuxième édition britannique). Quartier récent en cuir à plats marbrés. Titres dorés. Nouveaux papiers de fin. Faux-titre, titre, contenu, biographie de l'auteur, introduction et texte. À la fin, il y a une feuille d'annonces sur le sujet de l'esclavage de Phillips. En très bon état. Le quart de veau est propre et bien rangé, avec juste une touche de manipulation. Les bords des plats marbrés sont légèrement frottés, mais globalement en très bon état de propreté. Intérieurement propre et bien rangé, avec juste une touche de rousseur sur les pages. Une importante publication américaine ancienne contre la traite des esclaves. Benezet (1713-1784) est né en Picardie, en France. Sa famille a déménagé à Londres à la suite de l'édit de Nantz, qui était contre les protestants en France. La famille a déménagé à Philadelphie en 1731, et peu de temps après il s'est converti au quakerisme. Il est décrit dans le catalogue de la Library Company Afro-Americana (article 44) comme « l'homme d'ancrage colonial de l'axe anti-esclavagiste anglo-américain ». Benezet travailla sans relâche pour faire abolir l'esclavage par les législatures coloniales, et correspondit avec Granville Sharp, l'un des plus importants abolitionnistes anglais. 131 + advert leaf pp.

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