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"A POWERFUL INFLUENCE IN DETERMINING COLONIAL RESISTANCE"

SHARP, Granville. Declaration of the People's Natural Right. London, 1775.

Rare true expanded "Second Edition," with same initial collation as a virtually unavailable 1774 edition "made for the purpose only of being given among the Author's friends," combining the sheets of that work with text substantially added to assert rights such as trial by jury, the fallibility of kings, the "people's right of representation" and the dire effect of slavery on America's struggle for independence, noting the colonies' "toleration of it greatly weakens the claim or natural right of our American brethren to LIBERTY" (emphasis in original), handsomely bound. $4500.

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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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