Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Roberts VAUX, ABOLITION.

Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet

Philadelphia: James P. Parke, 1817. First Edition. 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. 12mo (20cm). Original printed boards; v,(1),136pp; engraved frontispiece facsimile. List of books for sale on rear board. Covers darkened, edgeworn; front board hanging by threads. Discard stamp (Swarthmore) inside front cover. Text Note to title page: "Received from author," dated 1830. A worn but complete example, quite rare in the publisher's boards, with most of the spine paper remaining.

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