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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 INAPPROPRIATE EXERCISE OF POWER IN SPIRITUAL MATTERS": DELL'S DOCTRINE OF BAPTISMS, 1759, PUBLISHED BY THE PHILADELPHIA FIRM OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND DAVID HALL

(FRANKLIN, Benjamin) DELL, William. Doctrine of Baptisms. London Printed: Philadelphia, 1759.

1759 Philadelphia edition printed by Franklin and Hall of Dell's Doctrine of Baptisms at the request of the Philadelphia Friends and leading abolitionist Anthony Benezet, early signaling the emergence of a profoundly influential friendship between Franklin and Benezet. $2800.

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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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