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Montgomery (James) Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade

£1,500.00 Approx $1875, €1775.15

Code: 10165

Montgomery(James) Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by R. Smirke. FIRST EDITION, [xii],ii,141p.,engraved vignette title and 9 engraved plates, 3 engraved portraits, large 4to, full contemporary straight grained red morocco, gilt spine, sides elaborately tooled(slight repair to the base of the spine), London. Printed for R. Bowyer, The Proprietor. 1809

Sabin 50145.

Includes Montgomery's The West Indies, Grahame's Africa Delivered and Benger's A Poem, Occasioned by the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1806. The engravings, after paintings by Robert Smirke, include some now- famous images of slavery and show Negroes hiding from slave ships, being driven from their homes, at work, conversing with whites, being delivered from their fate by the blessings of Albion etc., The portraits
are of leading abolitionists Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce