Lectures on Slavery and its Remedy
Boston: New England Anti-Slavery Society, 1834. First Edition. First printing. 12mo. Publisher's smooth brown cloth with printed paper spine label; xii,-284pp. Moderate wear and fading to covers; old dampstaining to prelims and first and final leaves of text; complete, Good and sound.
The forward matter comprises a "Declaration of Sentiment" regarding slavery and its abolition, signed in print by some 150 New England clergymen and another twenty or so from Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Phelps (1805-1847) became an agent of Garrison's American Anti-Slavery Society in 1834. In 1839 he joined the split to form the Massachusetts Abolition Society, established by more conservative members of the AASS (many of them clergymen) who rebelled against William Lloyd Garrison's radical politics. SABIN 61361. LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 7678. IMPRINTS 20218.