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ZACHARY MACAULAY

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"THE LEGAL CONSTITUTION OF SLAVERY HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN CHARACTERS OF BLOOD": FIRST EDITION OF ABOLITIONIST MACAULAY'S NEGRO SLAVERY, 1823, A RARE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED "FROM THE AUTHOR"

(MACAULAY, Zachary). Negro Slavery… As It Exists in the United States of America and… Jamaica. London… Liverpool, 1823.

First edition of a foundational work by preeminent British abolitionist Macaulay, condemning slavery and the slave trade in America and Britain—"where the makers of the laws are also the masters of slaves"— inscribed on the title page by him, "From the author." $3200.

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"THE WILFUL MUTILATION OF A SLAVE IS MADE LIABLE TO BE PUNISHED BY A FINE, NOT EXCEEDING 100L…"

MACAULAY, Zachary, editor. Slave Colonies of Great Britain. London, 1825.

First edition of this collection of 13 extracts from papers presented before the 1824 House of Commons on the subject of colonial slavery, edited by abolitionist Zachary Macaulay. $2800.

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