Gurney | Joseph John

Familiar Letters To Henry Clay Of Kentucky – Describing A Winter In The West Indies

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    First edition of Familiar Letters to Henry Clay, by Joseph John Gurney. Octavo, 203pp. Publishers cloth, title in gilt on spine. Some wear to cloth, with pen marks on top edge of rear panel. Intermittent foxing throughout. Previous ownership bookplate and signature on front free endpaper. Includes laid in letter, translated from Spanish. (Sabin 29309)

    Comments: A thorough description of slavery in the West Indies, slavery in the United States, travel in Jamaica and the abolitionist movement. The author, Joseph John Gurney was a noted Quaker philanthropist and crusader against slavery.

    Additional information

    Location Published

    New York

    Publisher

    Mahlon Day & Co.

    Edition

    First Edition

    Date Published

    1840

    ISBN
    Binding

    Cloth

    Condition

    Good

    Jacket Condition
    Author

    Gurney | Joseph John