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An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and… by  William WILBERFORCE - First - 1791 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 8791)

An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791 on the petitioners for the abolition of the slave-trade.

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An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791 on the petitioners for the abolition of the slave-trade.

by WILBERFORCE, William

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1791 1ed William Wilberforce Slavery Abstract Britain AFRICA Colonial SLAVES

An incredibly rare 1791 printing of British Parliament's abstract describing the regulations made against slave trade in West Africa. Groups of anti-slavery American colonists were seeking to end slavery both in North American and in England and did so by trying to expose the inhumane treatment and transportation of slaves. Anti-slave advocates were fighting a difficult battle, but none more so than that of economic stimulus.

Slavery and slave planters promised to increase economic growth in both American and in Great Britain. Abolitionists were seeking other means, through African trade, other than trading humans claiming that Africa provided a wealth of goods other than slaves. (Austin/Smith).

This pamphlet, collected by William Wilberforce, includes these discussions and more – an incredibly rare and early piece of anti-slavery propaganda!

Item number: #8791

Price: $2500

WILBERFORCE, William

An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791 on the petitioners for the abolition of the slave-trade.

London: Printed by J. Phillips, 1791. 1st edition

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o xxvi, 155, [1]

o Folding map of West Africa

o wanting folding engraving of slave ship

· References: Sabin 81745; ESTC T 143402; Austin & Smith, Simages of African and British Slave-Trade Abolition II, p.69ff;

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

· Exceedingly rare and valuable

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
8791
Title
An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791 on the petitioners for the abolition of the slave-trade.
Author
WILBERFORCE, William
Format/binding
Leather; tight & secure
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. Phillips
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1791
Keywords
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