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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Central Relief Committee of the Society of Frineds. Transactions of the Central

Central Relief Committee of the Society of Frineds. Transactions of the Central

Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends. Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland, in 1846 and 1846. Dublin, Hodges and Smith, Grafton Street, 1852. 22 x 14 cm. xxi, 478, (6). Contemporary dark cloth with gilt title on spine. Blind decorations on boards. Yellow end papers. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped. Front and rear hinge cracked. Binding sound. Appears to be rebacked in the past, using the original spine and boards. Edges and end papers age darkened. Title page mildly foxed (see image). Rubbed and bumped. Name of previous owner (Wilson Armistead, 1852) on front free end paper. Internally bright and clean.

Wilson Armistead (1819 – 1868) was a British Quaker merchant, slavery abolitionist and author from Leeds, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He led the Leeds Anti-Slavery Association and wrote and edited anti-slavery texts. His best known work, A Tribute for the Negro, was published in 1848 in which he describes slavery as “the most extensive and extraordinary system of crime the world ever witnessed”. In 1851 he hosted Ellen and William Craft, including them on the census return as ‘fugitive slaves’ in an act that has been described as “guerrilla inscription”. (Wikipedia)

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Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland
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Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during th
Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during th
Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during th

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