Slavery. House of Commons & House of Lords. Substance of the Debates on a Resolution for Abolishing the Slave Trade, which was moved to the House of Commons on the 10th June 1806, and in the House of Lords On the 24th June, 1806. With an Appendix, Containing Notes and Illustrations. London: Printed and Sold by Phillips and Fardon, George Yard, Lombard Street; Sold Also by John Hatchard, 190. Piccadilly. 1806. First edition, 20 cm, 8vo, [xi; 216 pages]. Errata on the verso of xi, with binder’s instructions to place the fold-out illustration to be placed opposite page 192 of “View of a Slave Ship.” This famous diagram shows the inhumane conditions in which African captives were brought in chains to America against their will. Uncut and untrimmed, this copy is still in the original publisher’s paper boards, now worn. The front cover is detached. Housed in a worn folding box, quarter dark blue goatskin and cloth.
The debate to end slavery began in Parliament in 1789. The abolition of the British slave trade came in May of 1807, but it took more than two decades for the implementation of the law to be effectively implemented throughout the British Empire.
Mary Sylvester Autograph Manuscript Letter Smallpox Earthquake and Slaves December 8 1737
Ten Letters 1702 – 1720 by Hannah Sylvester a Shelter Island Heiress
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Photograph of Siamese Twins Millie-Christine McKoy | Two-Headed Nightingale
Fighting Cock #3 Original Woodcut by African American Artist Walter Williams Created in 1964
Libby Prison Carte de Visite Photograph circa 1863
Five American Civil War Letters 1862 – 1864
An American Civil War Palmcard Rebus Announcement for Clapp, Stanley & Co.’s POLOPTICOMORAMA OF THE WAR 1863.
Blackface Minstrel Dan Bryant Performing in His Opera House New York 1875 Satan’s Circus