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. 12mo. Original cloth-backed printed boards; xii,124pp. General external fading and soil; one corner of front board eroded, without loss to printed area; scattered foxing within, mostly to prelims; Good and sound.

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." LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 10215. IMPRINTS 47067.

Price: $250.00

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