Item #68975 Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Thomas CLARKSON.
Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species,
Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species,

The Expanded American Edition of Clarkson’s Famous Prize Winning Essay

Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African: In Three Parts. Translated from a Latin Dissertation, which was honoured with the First Prize in the University of Cambridge, for the year 1785... with Additions.

Philadelphia: Nathaniel Wiley, 1804.

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CLARKSON, Thomas. An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species,. Particularly the African: In Three Parts. Translated from a Latin Dissertation, which was honoured with the First Prize in the University of Cambridge, for the year 1785... with Additions. Philadelphia: Nathaniel Wiley, 1804.

The expanded American edition. Twelvemo (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches; 175 x 108 mm). xxiv, [25]-259, [1, blank] pp. The first edition was published in London in 1786, and the first American edition was printed the same year. This expanded American edition was printed in 1804 and is mentioned in Sabin.

A handsome copy in full contemporary calf, rebacked to style at an earlier date. Newer red calf spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt. Boards a bit rubber, and corners bumped. Some toning throughout, the worst to the title-page and first few leaves of the preface. Previous owner John F. Gilpin's bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner Lydia Gilpin's ownership inscription on front free endpaper, dated 1815. Chemised and housed in a quarter brown calf slipcase. Overall very good.

Clarkson’s famous prize winning essay was enormously influential and widely read. Along with the writings of other anti-slavery authors and philosophers, this important book helped abolish the slave trade.

Printing and the Mind of Man 232. Sabin 13484. (Both regarding first edition).

HBS 68975.

$1,500.

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