Letters and Addresses by George Thompson, during his mission in the United States, from Oct. 1st, 1834, to Nov. 27, 1835. AFRICAN AMERICANA - ABOLITION, George THOMPSON.

Letters and Addresses by George Thompson, during his mission in the United States, from Oct. 1st, 1834, to Nov. 27, 1835

Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1837. First Edition. Collection of miscellaneous pieces by the celebrated English abolitionist and reformer, including his addresses at Lowell and Boston and correspondence with William Lloyd Garrison, Benjamin Whedon, Samuel Fessenden and others. Thompson's anti-slavery tour of the United States was controversial and fraught with peril, as mobs on more than one occasion attempted to murder him; after narrowly escaping to Canada in late 1835 he wrote a friend that he had had to flee the United States "...in order to escape the assassin's knife." 12mo. Original cloth-backed printed boards; xii,124pp. Small loss to cloth near base of spine; scattered foxing to text; still a sound, attractive, Very Good copy.

Price: $450.00

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