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CUGOANO, Ottobah
Thoughts and sentiments on the evil of slavery; or, the nature of servitude as admitted by the law of God, compared to the modern slavery of the Africans in the West-Indies in answer to the advocates for slavery and oppression. Addressed to the sons of Africa, by a native.
London: printed for, and sold by, the author. Sold also by Mr. Kirby; Mr. Bell; Mr. Simonds; Mr. Steel; and Mr. Taylor, 1791.
46, [8] p. ; 20.6 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Signed on p. 46: Quobna Ottobouh Cugoano, who in England, from 1784 or earlier, had a place as a servant in the household of Soane's friends, the painters Richard and Maria Cosway. Cugoano was "one of the first identifiable Afro-Britons actively engaged in the fight against slavery" (ODNB). The present work is a shorter version of Cugoano's longer work published in 1787 as Thoughts and sentiments on the evil and wicked traffic of the slavery and commerce of the human species, humbly submitted to the inhabitants of Great-Britain, by Ottobah Cugoano, A Native of Africa. With a list of subscribers at the end, including Cosway, Reynolds, Nollekens. ESTC t50178.

Copy Notes Bound (3) in a collection of tracts on religious subjects.

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind double-ruled borders, brown morocco-grained binder's cloth boards, blind-ruled and gilt-dotted spine, black spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets Theology. 1656. 1792.'. Numbered '78' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5516


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