Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1856. First Edition. Letters addressed to Nathan Lewis Rice and Nehemiah Adams, two clergymen who had published works arguing in favor of slavery on a religious basis. Attributed to an R.P. Waters, his response to the Boston-based Adams is especially vehement, describing his work "South Side View of Slavery" as "a book which ought never to have been written. It is enough for Southern ministers to apologise for and defend the system of slavery, but it is an intense grief to the Christian heart, when an able and respected minister enters the field in defence of a cause, so utterly repugnant, not only to the feelings of most who bear the christian name, but to the great majority of the non-professing world" (p. 4). LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 10985; SABIN 82243. Octavo (24.5cm.); publisher's cream wrappers printed in double rule; 44pp. Wear and soil to wrapper extremities, fore-edge corners rather curled, rear wrapper creased; Good to Very Good, internally fresh and clean.