Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1774. First edition. Hardcover. 16mo. , iv-xiv, , 2-436 pp. Contemporary calf, spine in six compartments. ADNB David M. Stowe, "Woolman, John". Evans13782. Hildeburn 3139. Howes W-669. A compendium of John Woolman's works, with the two separate title pages. John Woolman was a devout Quaker and advocated for the abolition of American slavery and for fairer treatment of Native Americans. He explicitly argues that Black and Indigenous people do not deserve the oppression inflicted on them by Colonial America, as they are fellow human beings. Woolman was a devout Christian, and takes to citing Bible stories and verses in his Journals and Works. He even includes a firsthand account of the Atlantic Slave Trade near Guinea, as witnessed by a sailor. His biography of his travels and his beliefs was especially well-received in England, and was reprinted. An important work by an early American abolitionist, which was a critical tool in influencing the Quakers to release those they held in captivity. Poor. Item #00009802
Binding heavily worn with the front board and the corners exposed; front flyleaf is missing and the first title page is laid in, the first leaf in the Z gathering is missing, thus incomplete.