The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts

The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts. John Woolman.
The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts
The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts
The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts
The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts
The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts
A foundational work in the call for racial justice in what would become the United States
The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts

Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank in Market Street, 1774. First edition. Two volumes bound in one, with separate titles and continuous register. Contemporary sheep with modern morocco spine label; some cracking to outer joints and a bit of repairwork to hinges and corners. In all, a square and pleasing copy. Measuring 200 x 120mm. Internally with some foxing and toning, as is typical of the era. Contemporary ownership signatures of James Willson to front pastedown, front endpapers, and rear endpapers, else unmarked. Front signature a bit proud; rear endpaper partially detached. Collating complete with both titles: xiv, [2], 436. A scarce and important work by the early American Quaker abolitionist.

An itinerant Quaker preacher, John Woolman was also a very early, outspoken abolitionist who published numerous essays in his lifetime. Traveling the North East, he used his platform to decry all forms of inequality and cruelty --
"the slave trade, cruelty to animals, economic injustice and oppression, and military conscription" (Evans). The present work contains some of his most influential pieces, among them his anti-slavery essay Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes. A foundational work for racial justice in America.

ESTC N508303 & W29718.
(Item #4196)

Price: $1,500