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WOOLMAN, John.

A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich.

Dublin: printed by T. M. Bates, for R. M. Jackson, 1793 Stock Code: 128995
£750.00
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First edition of this Quaker tract preaching divine retribution for ungenerous hoarders of wealth. The author, the American anti-slavery campaigner John Woolman (1720-1772), was highly esteemed for his concern for animals, the poor, native Americans, and slaves; Charles Lamb, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and G. M. Trevelyan all wrote favourably of him, and "next to Francis of Assisi, Woolman has become probably the most quoted religious spokesperson for animal concern" (ODNB). The present work, although published two decades after Woolman's death, does appear to be the first printing of the text. A London edition followed in 1794, and an American edition in 1805, with the Fabian Society reprinting the tract at the end of the 19th century.

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Description

Duodecimo (138 x 87 mm). Near-contemporary sprinkled sheep, red morocco label.

Condition

Contemporary female ownership signature to front free endpaper. Bound without half-title. Library shelf label to spine and stamp to pastedown, inked notation to front free endpaper, a few pencilled lines in margins, stab-holes in gutter. Spine chipped at ends, front joint cracked but holding. A very good copy.

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