"THE FOREMOST ADVOCATE OF ABOLITION BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION"
BENEZET, Ant[hony. Caution and Warning to Great-Britain, and her Colonies. Philadelphia, 1767.
Rare 1767 American edition, the first published with an excerpt of leading British abolitionist Granville Sharp's 1766 Sermon on "the injustice and dangerous tendency of tolerating slavery," the first appearance of Sharp's Sermon in America, issued in Philadelphia a year after the virtually unobtainable first edition, also issued in Philadelphia, of Benezet's electrifying work that broke ground in recording slavery's relentless violence, "set the tone for much of the debate… during the revolutionary period" and documented England's profits from the slave trade, affirming its part in "this evil of so deep a dye." $5500.