A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Addressed to the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants of Yorkshire. In very good condition with tight binding. Re-bound in morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards; spine with raised bands with contrasting red and green labels; gilt ornaments in three compartments. Title-page backed; some light soiling.
A rare and important book. William Wilberforce together withThomas Clarkson was probably the most influential person in the early English abolitionist movement. Together with Thomas Clarkson and Granville Sharp, Wilberforce worked tirelessly from the latter part of the 18th century to put an end to the slave trade through parliamentary action. In 1791 Wilberforce presented "An Abstract of the Evidence" before a scandalized parliament. As powerful a case as the Abstract.Made, Wilberforce's bill was defeated. Undeterred by thias setback, Wilberforce and his committee set to work once more, and after further delays and setbacks brought the matter up under the new Whig administration in 1806. Several more restrictive measures were passed , and finally on 25 March, 1807 the royal assent was given to a bill abolishing the trade in slaves. (Printing and the Mind of Man). Not in the Blockson Collection. ACCOMPANIED BY AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED FROM WILBERFORCE.
Single 8vo leaf, folded to form four pages, written on two sides. Burder: Dear Sir, I return you many thanks for your obliging present which I assure you I regret that I have not this very day leisure to peruse---I look forward to the perusal of it with profit as well as pleasure.If I would meet with any anecdotes which I conceive may not have met your eye, I will with pleasure point them out to you, but alas you can hardly imagine how little time I have for reading. With esteem regards, yours faithfully, W. The item "A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade by WILLIAM WILBERFORCE 1807" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "skystorey" and is located in Nyack, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Kuwait, Canada, Taiwan, Costa rica, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.