1834 1ed Pictures of Slavery Abolitionist Bourne SLAVE TORTURE Important & RARE

BOURNE, George

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George Bourne was a 19th-century English abolitionist who is best-known for his stance on freeing slaves. Bourne was born in England but moved to America as a young adult where he began his career as a journalist. He used his platform of publication begin pressing an anti-slavery agenda. He was ousted by the Presbyterian Church for his views – an act that prompted his best and most important book ‘The Book of Slavery’.

 

In this book, Bourne clearly states that slaveholding was a sin, citing New Testament scriptures to back his plea. This 1834 first edition, retitled ‘Picture of Slavery’, describes all aspects of slavery from the purchase, the work, the accommodations, torture, auctions, and other horrors of slavery in America. This book became an important piece in the rise and development of the National Anti-Slavery Society.

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1834 1ed Pictures of Slavery Abolitionist Bourne SLAVE TORTURE Important & RARE

 

George Bourne was a 19th-century English abolitionist who is best-known for his stance on freeing slaves. Bourne was born in England but moved to America as a young adult where he began his career as a journalist. He used his platform of publication begin pressing an anti-slavery agenda. He was ousted by the Presbyterian Church for his views – an act that prompted his best and most important book ‘The Book of Slavery’.

 

In this book, Bourne clearly states that slaveholding was a sin, citing New Testament scriptures to back his plea. This 1834 first edition, retitled ‘Picture of Slavery’, describes all aspects of slavery from the purchase, the work, the accommodations, torture, auctions, and other horrors of slavery in America. This book became an important piece in the rise and development of the National Anti-Slavery Society.

 

Item number: #7072

Price: $895

 

BOURNE, George

 

Picture of slavery in the United States of America

 

Middletown, Conn.: Edwin Hunt, 1834. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 227, [1]
    • 11 woodcut engravings
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)
  • Extremely rare – only one found for sale at $1200.

 

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7072

Categories

Americana, American History

Law & Government

Authors

BOURNE, George

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete