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Below is a list of my stock of old secondhand and antiquarian books on slavery and emancipation for sale.
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|WILBERFORCE William A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real Christianity.|
T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, London (1798)
xv + 307pp +  index +  printer's ad. 7th ed. Title page repaired at top with former owner's inscription in top margin. Bookplate of Edward Sheffield Montagu. Old half calf with original label. Occasional spotting but a clean copy overall.
First published in 1797, A Practical View, by William Wilberforce became a best selling commentary on the state of Christianity at the time. This work helps to establish the moral framework behind his belief in the need to abolish the slave trade.
|SHYLLON Folarin James Ramsay: The Unknown Abolitionist.|
viii + 144pp. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
The author spent 18 years in the West Indies and wrote an early abolitionist work, 'An essay on the Treatment and Conversion of African Slaves in the British Sugar Colonies,' in 1784.
|GRATUS Jack The Great White Lie: Slavery, Emancipation and Changing Racial Attitudes.|
Hutchinson of London (1973)
324pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in worn and torn D/W.
|RICHARD Henry Memoirs of Joseph Sturge.|
London: S.W. Partridge (1864)
xix + 622pp + frontispiece with tipped in sepia photo. 1st ed., clean in original full calf, with new spine.
Biography of the missionary with much on his time in the West Indies including a chapter on his opposition to the apprentice system.
|MONTGOMERY James The West Indies and other poems.|
160pp. 7th ed., fine in original blind stamped cloth, a.e.g.
Long poem written in honour of the abolition of the African slave trade by the British Legislature in 1807.
|VERTEUIL Anthony de Seven slaves and slavery: Trinidad, 1777-1838.|
Published by the author (1992)
427pp. 1st ed., very fine in card covers.
|ANON The Jamaica Movement, For Promoting the Enforcement of the Slave-Trade Treaties, - and The Suppression of the Slave-Trade; with Statements of Fact, Convention, and Law: Prepared at the Request of The Kingston Committee.|
London: Charles Gilpin (1850)
430pp. 1st ed., lacking front end paper otherwise very fine in original blind stamped cloth, spine faded.
|STERNE Henry Statement of facts, submitted to the right Hon. Lord Glenelg. His Majesty's principal secretary of state for the colonies, preparatory to an appeal about to be made by the author, to the Commons of Great Britain, seeking redress for grievances of a most serious tendency, commited upon him, under the administration of his Excellency, the Marquis of Sligo, the late governor, and Sir Joshua Rowe, the present lord chief justice of the island of Jamaica, with an exposure of the present system of Jama|
London: Printed by J.C. Chappell (1837)
xii + 282pp + folding genealogical table + vii. 1st ed., clean in original silk covered boards. End papers damaged and last page of text with loss of some margin.
Attacks the state of justice and treatment of the freed slaves in Jamaica from 1834-36. The work contains details of numerous trials and inquests relating to miscarriages of justice, including documentation of severe flogging of freed slaves. Cundall 59.
|OLDENDORP C.G.A. Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Bruder auf den caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan. - Herausgegeben durch Johann Jakob Bossart.|
Barby, Switzerland (1777)
Two vols. bound in one. , 444, , , 447-1068,  pp plus 3 folding maps, four folding plates and folding table. Fine in old calf.
Describes the establishment of the first Moravian Mission in the Danish West Indies with much on social conditions of the time, slavery and piracy. The first printed history of these islands with fine maps of each island and good engraved plates. Sabin 57152.
|DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.|
London: Printed by A. Strahan, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees (1803)
xiiI, cxiv, 359 pp + xi, [i], 514, [ii] pp + folding maps and plates. 1st ed., in modern half calf. Volume 2 with water stains affecting first few and last few pages also last few pages with creases.
|HOVEY Sylvester Letters from the West Indies; - relating especially to the Danish island of St Croix, and to the British islands Antigua, Barbadoes and Jamaica.|
Gould & Newman, New York (1838)
212pp, 1st ed. Foxing throughout as usual, otherwise clean in later quarter cloth.
The author's letters are invaluable sources for the apprenticeship period in the three British islands visited but also contain well written accounts of the state of slavery and of island opposition to emancipation before 1834. (Ragatz)
|WADDELL Rev. H.M. Twenty-Nine Years in the West Indies and Central Africa: - a review of missionary work and adventure. 1829 - 1858|
T. Nelson & Sons (1863)
xiv + 681pp + plates. Occasional foxing otherwise clean in original green cloth, spine re-backed.
Much on Jamaica describing the period before and after emancipation.
|MATHIESON William Law British Slavery and Its Abolition, 1823-1838.|
Longmans, Green & Co (1926)
x + 318pp. 1st ed., fixing to page edges only otherwise fine in original D/W which has slight loss on spine, scarce thus.
|PINCKARD George Notes on the West Indies...including Observations on the Island of Barbadoes, - and the Settlements Captured by the British Troops, upon the Coast of Guiana; likewise Remarks relating to the Creoles and Slaves of the Western Colonies, and the Indians of South America: with occasional hints, regarding the Seasoning, or Yellow Fever of hot climates.|
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme (1806)
3 vols. xxiv + 448 + xx + 472 + xix + 456pp. 1st ed., very clean in old cloth. A handsome set.
The author was deputy inspector general of hospitals in the British army. Gives detailed accounts of colonial life in Barbados and along the Guiana coast. Urges for emancipation of the slaves and gives some graphic accounts of mistreatment of slaves.
|ANON The Case of the Free-Labour British Colonies: Submitted to the British Legislature and British Nation for an Impartial Re-Hearing|
London: James Madden (1852)
xvi + 155pp. 1st ed., fine in original card covers with modern spine.
Mostly on British Guiana and Jamaica. Very scarce.
|BUXTON Charles Memoirs of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart.|
London: John Murray (1851)
xvi + 614pp + engraved plates and frontispiece. 3rd ed., small h/s on title page and prelim. otherwise very clean in fine decorated full blue calf.
Biography of Wilberforce's successor who carried the fight for emancipation on to completion.
|KLINGBERG F.J. Codrington chronicle. - An experiment in Anglican altruism on a Barbados plantation, 1710-1834.|
Uni. of California Press (1949)
157pp. 1st ed., fine but lacking cover.
Study of the Codrington plantations and building of the college.
|DREWERY R.F. William Wilberforce 1759 - 1833. - A catalogue of the books and pamphlets on William Wilberforce and slavery in the reference library of Kingston upon Hull Public libraries|
Kingston Upon Hull (1959)
36pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
|TWELLS A. Colonialism, slavery and the Industrial Revolution 1700-1860. - A case study: the Empire in South Yorkshire.|
Development Education Centre, S. Yorkshire (1992)
3 large vols. 120 + illustrations and chart. 1st ed.