"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.