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“HERE BEGAN THE HORRID PRACTICE OF FORCING AFRICANS INTO SLAVERY”: WITH FAMOUS FOLDING PLATE OF THE SLAVE-SHIP BROOKES

(SLAVERY) CLARKSON, Thomas. History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition. London, 1808. Two volumes.

First edition of Clarkson's classic history of the slave trade, with the famous large folding engraving of the arrangement of slaves on decks of the slave-ship Brookes according to the "humane" Dolben Bill of 1788, a handsome copy in contemporary marbled boards. $7000.

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EXTREMELY SCARCE 1823 PARLIAMENTARY RECORDS ON SLAVERY

(SLAVERY) (PARLIAMENT). Slaves. WITH: Slave Population. (London), 1823. Two volumes.

Rare 1823 Parliamentary acts and colonial reports on slavery in the British colonies of the Caribbean, two exceptional volumes of laws and papers, printed by order of the House of Commons in February and in March 1823, providing precise documentation on the taxation, commerce and legal governance of slavery, and an implicit, sometimes chilling record of its human misery. $5500.

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“A MORAL CRUSADE”

(SLAVERY) (FRANKLIN, Benjamin). Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society. Philadelphia, 1787.

First edition, with corrected title page, of the scarce second printed constitution of the first American abolition society, with Benjamin Franklin listed as president, Benjamin Rush as secretary and Thomas Paine as its Clerk of the General Assembly, a model for subsequent abolition societies and a founding document in the struggle against slavery, in original wrappers. From the estate of William W. Scranton, the influential governor of Pennsylvania who was, like Franklin, noted for his statesmanship. $4800.

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"THE VAST AMOUNT OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND THE WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE"

(SLAVERY) BUXTON, Thomas Fowell. African Slave Trade and its Remedy. London, 1840.

First expanded and revised edition of British abolitionist Buxton's powerful call for an end to the slave trade, the first to include his extensive and influential Remedy, two major works that followed the lead of Wilberforce in calling for treaties and commerce to end the slave trade, and outlined a way to "secure the regeneration of Africa through agricultural development," with large folding map, a handsome copy in original cloth. $2800.

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"ONE OF THE MOST VIGOROUS OF THE WRITINGS TO APPEAR IN THAT CONTROVERSY"

(TEXAS) (SLAVERY) [LUNDY, Benjamin]. The War in Texas. Philadelphia, 1836.

First edition of Quaker abolitionist Benjamin Lundy's spirited anti-slavery argument protesting Texas' aggression against Mexico, "showing that this contest is a crusade against Mexico set on foot and supported by slaveholders, land speculators, etc., in order to re-establish, extend and perpetuate the system of slavery and the slave trade." $2200.

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"THE TRADE TO AFRICA IS CHIEFLY CARRIED ON BY THE BRITISH MERCHANTS"

(SLAVERY). Some Observations on the Assiento Trade. London, 1728.

First edition of this scarce, anonymous treatise on the abuses of the English Assiento trade in slaves to the Americas, particularly in regards to Jamaica and British colonies in North America. $1850.

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MANUSCRIPT GRAND JURY STATEMENT AND MANUSCRIPT JURY VERDICT FINDING "NEGROE JACK" GUILTY OF "VIOLENTLY AND FELONIOUSLY" COMMITTING THE RAPE OF "SARAH SCAGGS SPINSTER," 1792

(SLAVERY). Manuscript legal documents. Frederick County, Maryland, November/March 20, 1792.

Scarce late 18th-century manuscript documents written on behalf of a Frederick County, Maryland grand jury and jury accusing a slave, "Negro Jack," of committing the rape of "One Sarah Scaggs Spinster" based upon the testimony of the alleged victim and finding Jack guilty of that crime. $1750.

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ORNATE MANUSCRIPT AMERICAN SLAVE DOCUMENT FORMALIZING THE GIFTING OF FIVE SLAVES, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 1850

WALKER, George. Manuscript indenture document (slave deed). Charleston, SC, February 20, 1850.

Large, ornately penned 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, manuscript slave deed formalizing the purchase (for $5.00) and gifting of five slaves, "Emma, Charles, Louisa, William and Isaac" to Charles Walker and Mary Desel as a wedding present from Mary's father, Charles Lewis Desel (a physician) and John Bickley (a planter). $1600.

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1831 MANUSCRIPT SLAVE DEED TRANSFERRING THE OWNERSHIP OF "HENRY, ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD" FOR THE SUM OF $1

SLAVERY . Manuscript slave deed for Henry, about 5 years old. Davidson County, Tennessee, January 16, 1831.

Scarce manuscript slave deed from 1831, in which a little boy, "Henry, about five years old," is sold to C.H. Dickson and Ann Dickinson and "their heirs & assigns" for the sum of one dollar. $1200.

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PARTIALLY MANUSCRIPT COMMISSION FOR DEPOSITION, 1848, WITH MANUSCRIPT FOUR-PAGE DEPOSITION REGARDING OWNERSHIP OF CHILD SLAVE NAMED "WALLACE" OFFERED VERBALLY AS COLLATERAL TO COVER A DEBT INCURRED IN THE CARE OF HORSES

(SLAVERY). Manuscript legal document. Memphis, Tennessee, November 23, 1848.

Original partially manuscript State of Tennessee, Shelby County, commission for deposition form, dated 1884, with completely manuscript four-page deposition, pertaining to an unpaid debt and a dispute about the ownership about a slave boy named "Wallace," verbally offered by his owner, stage service operator J.H. Perkins, as collateral to secure debt incurred with John H. Bass, who cared for Perkins' horses. $850.

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MANUSCRIPT PAY ORDER, 1783, DIRECTING THE TREASURER OF A NEW ENGLAND TOWN TO PAY THE SELECTMEN FOUR POUNDS FOR "SUNDRIES EXPENDED IN SUPPORTING A TRANSIENT NEGRO MAN AS ALLOWED IN COUNCIL"

(SLAVERY). Manuscript pay order. New Town, [Connecticut], October 21, 1783.

Late 18th-century manuscript pay order written by New Town, Connecticut clerk directing the town treasurer to pay four pounds to the town's selectmen as reimbursement for supporting a "transient negro man," quite possibly an escaped slave. $450.

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