London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
SLAVERY -- An Abstract of the Evidence Delivered before a Select Committee of the House of Commons in the Years 1790 and 1791; on the part of the Petitioners for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade. London: by James Phillips, 1791. [Bound with:] The Debate on a Motion for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade. London: W. Woodfall, 1791. 2 works in one vol., 8° (209 x 129mm), engraved plate and map, both folding. (Occasional spotting, folding plate with short marginal tear and a small old repair.) Contemporary half calf (covers detached, spine worn). Provenance: Reverend D. Barker (inscription in second work) -- Joseph Cook (Newton Hall bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of the Abstract, complete with the map of West Africa, and the famous diagram showing the inhumane arrangements for transporting slaves by boat. With another volume from Cook's library containing John Brown's Thoughts on Civil Liberty, on Licentiousness, and Faction (Newcastle: 1765) and two other pamphlets (both later editions). (2)
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