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Lot 1139: 3V Thomas Clarkson A PORTRAITURE OF QUAKERISM 1806 First American Edition Antique Society Of Friends Education Social Manners Political Economy Religious Principles
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Education and Discipline, Social Manners, Civil and Political Economy, Religious Principles and Character of the Society of Friends
Author: Thomas Clarkson - Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade and helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves. In his later years Clarkson campaigned for the abolition of slavery worldwide. In 1840, he was the key speaker at the Anti-Slavery Society (today known as Anti-Slavery International) conference in London, which campaigned to end slavery in other countries.
Publisher: Samuel Stansbury
City: New York
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This work contains chapters on various subjects with regards to Quakerism including Discipline, Peculiar Customs, Religion, Great Tenets, Character and Miscellaneous Particulars.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels and ruling to spines. The books show external wear, with rubbing to the covers. The endpapers have darkening and/or moisture markings at the edges. The pages show moderate foxing. The first volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author.
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