London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
CRIMINAL LAW -- SLAVERY -- HALL. P.W. Thoughts and Inquiry on the Principles and Tenor of the Revealed and Supreme Law, shewing the utter inconsistency and injustice of our penal statutes, and the illicit traffic and practice of moden slavery ... with some grounds of a plan for abolishing the same, London: J. Ridgway, 1792. 8° (213 x 137mm). (Some very light marginal waterstaining.) 19th-century calf-backed boards (hinges cracked between gathering G and F, spine starting to detach and chipped, rubbed). Provenance: "Presented to the Sharrow Vale Library by John Johnson esq, April 1841" (inscription on free endpaper) -- Sharrow Vale Library (bookplate) -- A few old manuscript corrections or annotations in the text -- "Theory of the Rights and Obligations of Man. Book I" (manuscript inscription at top of title).
Only 2 copies in North America listed in ESTC online (the McMaster Univeristy Mills Memorial Library and the Library of Congress).
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