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An Essay on the Treatment and Conversion of African Slaves in the British Sugar Colonies

by James Ramsay

Published by: James Phillips, London. 1784

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Professionally rebound in full leather with fresh endpapers.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Spine features five tooled and gilt bands with a red title block featuring brilliant gilt lettering.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Original pages exhibit light to moderate foxing, with expected light warping and occasional flat page creases.
  • Original ffep sports a classy repair at head.
  • All text is clear and legible.
  • Textblock edges are dusty with light foxing. Ink at head edge is faded.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20170914

A very scarce original 1784 printing handsomely rebound in full leather. Topics/chapters include...

  • the various ranks in social life
  • the advancement of slaves would augment their social importance
  • the advancement of slaves must accompany their religious importance
  • natural capacity of African slaves vindicated
  • plan for the improvement and conversion of African slaves

Includes errata page with note in pen, and ads/mention of two other books by author. 298 pages. 5.5 X 8.5 inches.

James Ramsay (1733-1789) was a ship's surgeon, Anglican priest, and leading abolitionist. The abolition of the British slave trade in 1807 probably owed more to James Ramsay's personal integrity, ethical arguments, and constructive proposals than to any other influence. [Wikipedia]

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Binding: Leather
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Subject: Philosophy
Topic: Slavery
Year Printed: 1784
Publisher: James Phillips
Author: James Ramsay
Place of Publication: London
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