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Book Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xvi + 282 + [2] pp. + 8 + 4 pp. publisher’s catalogues. Illustrated by 2 plates, including frontispiece.
Dealer Notes
Account of a visit to the Leeward Islands, Jamaica and Cuba, by the abolitionist and campaigner for the emancipation of slaves by Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847), published in the form of letters to Henry Clay of Kentucky (1777-1852). Gurney was a well-known Quaker and banker from Norwich. He was the brother of Elizabeth (Gurney) Fry, the famous social and prison reformer, and also the brother-in-law, via his sister Hannah, of the well-known anti-slavery crusader, Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845), to whom the prefatory letter is addressed.
Author GURNEY, JOSEPH JOHN.
Date 1840
Publisher John Murray, Albemarle Street.
Condition Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorated borders on boards. Deckled edges. A very good copy.

Price: £200.00

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