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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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"THE EXTINCTION OF SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE-TRADE WILL BE ATTAINED MOST EFFECTUALLY BY THE EMPLOYMENT OF THOSE MEANS WHICH ARE OF A MORAL, RELIGIOUS, AND PACIFIC CHARACTER"

(SLAVERY). Proceedings of the General Anti-Slavery Convention. London, 1841.

First edition, presentation copy, of the proceedings of the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention, with a presentation bookplate from the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society to Abney House, a Wesleyan training college. $2600.

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"THE ACCUMULATION OF HUMAN AGONY… THE CRUELTIES AND HORRORS OF THE PASSAGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC"

(SLAVERY) BUXTON, Thomas Fowell. African Slave Trade. London, 1839.

First edition of British abolitionist Buxton's powerful call for an end to the slave trade by following the lead of William Wilberforce in calling for treaties and commerce to end the traffic in slavery, a handsome copy in contemporary calf. $2400.

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"THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE WAS INDISPENSABLY REQUIRED… NOT ONLY BY RELIGION AND MORALITY, BUT BY EVERY PRINCIPLE OF SOUND POLICY"

(SLAVERY) (HOUSE OF COMMONS). The Debate on a Motion for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade. London, 1792.

Second and first edition, respectively, of these two important government publications regarding Britain's late 18th-century debate over abolishing the slave trade. $2200.

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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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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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