"THE OFFICIAL WHISTLE-BLOWER OF THE HORRORS OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY": EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THOMAS CLARKSON'S FIRST WORK, ESSAY ON THE SLAVERY AND COMMERCE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES, 1786
(CLARKSON, Thomas). Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. London, Printed: Philadelphia, 1786.
First American edition of Clarkson's extremely scarce first published work, preceded by the same year’s first English edition, his “famous prize essay”” on the abolition of slavery,” igniting the campaign “for one of the fundamental rights of man” (PMM 232). $4500.