“A LAVISH VOLUME… TIMED TO CELEBRATE THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE”
(SLAVERY—ABOLITION) MONTGOMERY, James, GRAHAME, James and BENGER, E[lizabeth]. Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade. London, 1809 [i.e. 1810].
Second edition, issued one year after the first, of famed publisher and artist Bowyer’s richly illustrated volume featuring eloquent anti-slavery poems by Montgomery, Grahame and Benger, a major antislavery work issued shortly after Britain’s abolition of the slave trade, with engraved portraits of abolitionists Sharpe, Clarkson and Wilberforce, engraved allegorical title page and nine full-page engravings after paintings by artist Sir Robert Smirke. A handsome wide-margined copy in contemporary calf covers. $2000.