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.