Philadelphia: James P. Parke, 1817. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt; v,,136pp.; engraved frontispiece. Some wear to extremities, corners softened, some spotting to cloth and textblock, contemporary juvenile ownership signature to front free endpaper, faint pencil notes to rear endpapers (dated 1867). Very Good and sound overall.
Account of the life and works of the French-born Quaker abolitionist, founder in 1775 of one of the first anti-slavery societies, the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage. LCP - AFRO-AMERICANA 10738; SABIN 98704; SHAW & SHOEMAKER 42769.