Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of the Slaves in the British Colonies, with a view to their Ultimate Emancipation; and on the Practicability, the Safety, and the Advantages of the latter Measure.

New York: n.p., 1823. iv, [5]-64 pp. Sm. 8vo. Disbound. First American edition. Removed from a larger volume and lacking the wrappers, old illegible library stamp and numeral on title page, damp stain along top edge of title, and several initial and concluding leaves. A good copy. Sabin 13497 [London ed.]. Amer. Imprints 12163. LCP. Afro-Americana 2403. Dumond p. 40. Heartman 386. Item #40964

Clarkson was the leading British abolitionist of the early 1800s, and in this work laid out the "theoretical agenda of the resurgent British antislavery campaign in the 1820s." (See Lambert: White Creole Culture, Politics and Identity During the Age of Abolition. Cambridge U. P., 2005, p. 41).

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