By Thomas Clarkson
London   Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown
8.5" by 6" 520; 500 pp
The first edition of abolitionist Thomas Clarkson's biography of William Penn, an English religious thinker known for founding the Province of Pennsylvania.
By Thomas Clarkson

1813 Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn

London   Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown
8.5" by 6" 520; 500 pp
The first edition of abolitionist Thomas Clarkson's biography of William Penn, an English religious thinker known for founding the Province of Pennsylvania.
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Rebound

The first edition of this work, with both volumes bound in one.

Retaining original half titles.

The first edition of Clarkson's study of the life of Quaker William Penn, an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans. 

Library markings to volume II title page, and verso of each title page.

A leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire, Clarkson helped found the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade and helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807, which ended British trade in slaves.

Condition

Rebound in quarter calf, with marbled paper covered boards and endpapers renewed. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Library stamps to verso of title pages, with library markings to recto of volume II title page partially obscured by a piece of pasted down paper. Spotting and handling marks throughout.

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