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“THE PIVOTAL FIGURE IN THE 18TH-CENTURY CAMPTAIGN TO ABOLISH SLAVERY

(BENEZET, Anthony). Short Account… BOUND WITH: 3 Works.

1762 greatly expanded and revised edition of the same year's first edition of Benezet's pioneering work—"the first practical manual for attacking the slave trade"—a key influence on African-born abolitionists Quobna Ottabah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano, together in one volume with Franklin and Hall's Philadelphia printing of the first American edition of Law's Extract from a Treatise, and two other Quaker works, an especially rare copy with owner inscriptions traced to Benezet, given by him to a fellow Quaker woman. $9000.

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"AN UNPARALLELED INFLUENCE, PERHAPS THE GREATEST SINGLE INFLUENCE, IN THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN FREEDOM IN THE 18TH CENTURY"

(BENEZET, Anthony). Observations on the Inslaving, importing and purchasing of Negroes. Germantown, 1760.

Second edition of one of the earliest and most influential anti-slavery works by Benezet—"universally recognized by the leaders of the 18th-century antislavery movement as its founder"—containing an Introduction and a moral fable by Fénelon, neither present in the previous year's rarely found first edition. $3800.

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“IN THE HISTORY OF ABOLITION, BENEZET… SHOULD HAVE A PLACE OF HONOR”

(SLAVERY) BENEZET, Anthony. Some Historical Account of Guinea… Also a Republication of the Sentiments of several Authors… Particularly an Extract of a Treatise written by Granville Sharp. Philadelphia: Printed 1771. London: Re-printed, 1772.

First English edition of Benezet's monumental work—"among the first accounts of the horror of the slave trade"—credited by fellow abolitionist Thomas Clarkson as "instrumental beyond any other book ever published in disseminating a proper knowledge and detestation of this trade," together in one volume as in the 1771 Philadelphia edition with Extract from Granville Sharp's "Representation of the Injustice… of Tolerating Slavery." $1850.

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