Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed for Silas Engles; New York: Samuel Wood, 1808.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Stoddard & Whitesell 772; American Bibliography 8076; Sabin 7375.
Condition: Calf nibbled and somewhat worn; top of text block with some similar damage; text somewhat foxed and stained, but a good, sound, complete copy, and scarce thus.
Book ID: 27913
Description12mo, contemporary acid sheep, dark red spine label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontispiece. Errata leaf.
CommentsA long narrative poem set in Africa and Grenada depicting the horrors of the slave trade, which Thomas Branagan (1774-1843) had witnessed first hand on slave ships and as an overseer on a Caribbean plantation, after which he moved to Philadelphia and devoted himself to the cause of abolition. The text of the poem is followed by almost 60 pages of notes, documenting Branagan's case against slavery. Contemporary oval bookseller's stamp on the front free endpaper of James Duff, No, 128 Rivington St., New York.