Item #140945978 Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c. Anthony Benezet, Thomas Bromley, Thomas Hartley.
Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.
Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.
Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.
Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.
Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.
Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.

Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes [bound after] The Way to the Sabbath of Rest [and] A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, Enthusiasm, Experiences, &c.

Germantown: Printed by Christopher Sower, 1759-1760.

Three separately published works in one volume. Second printing of the first edition of Benezet's tract. First American editions, first printings of the other two works, which precede it. Bound in rustic period sheep. viii, 280; 168; 16pp. Head chipped, wear and stains to binding. Very Good internally with leaves browning, light foxing, some marginal staining, front hinge cracked, one leaf in Bromley torn with slight loss to corner; overall better than usually seen for early American imprints, though given the poor paper stock used in this period. Early marks to endpapers.

A nice collection of early American imprints by Christopher Sower, notable printer of religious materials in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Includes works by Thomas Bromley and Thomas Hartley, usually found bound together, along with an early anti-slavery pamphlet by Anthony Benezet (1713-1784). Benezet was a leading Quaker abolitionist, founder of the Negro School at Philadelphia and of the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, the first American anti-slavery society. His tract here was one of the earliest printed anti-slavery tracts in America. Item #140945978

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