Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade;Written by James Montgomery, James Grahame, and E. Benger. Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by R. Smirke, Esq. R.A.
4to, original full diced calf gilt, spine rubbed and chipped at foot, inner hinges strained, marbled endpapers; engr. title, half title, 3 frontis. portraits; pp. (xiv)+ii+141, 9 stipple plates with tissue guards. Some foxing.
Three poems to celebrate the banning of the slave trade by Britain in 1805: Montgomery's 'The West Indies', Grahame's 'Africa Delivered'; and Elizabeth Benger's 'A Poem, Occasioned by the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1806'. The titlepage contains a roundell vignette of Prometheus being rescued by Hercules; the three medallion portraits are of the leading abolitionists Sharp, Clarkson and Wilberforce; and the nine plates show various scenes of the evils of the slave trade.
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