Philadelphia: Young, Printer, 1832. Paperback. 8vo. Original tan printed wrappers. iv, 32pp. Floor plan, 2 maps. Good plus. Printed outer wrappers are age toned, with a single long chip at upper right of front wrapper slightly touching upon decorative border; text block lightly age toned, with large dampstain areas. Item #40440
"Third edition, enlarged and improved," of this popular collection of ten letters written to Congressman Charles F. Mercer on the evils of slavery. Preceding the title page are two small maps, "Map of the Colony of Liberia on the West Coast of Africa" and "Plan of the Town of Monrovia," and opposite them is a provocative floor plan, "Section of a Slave Ship," showing the most space-saving way to pack slaves aboard seagoing vessels. Scarce. Some disapproving early owner tipped a tiny (2½" X ½") newspaper clipping to blank lower edge of inside front wrapper: "May God, in his wisdom, see fit to remove the white skin of the honorable Senator from Massachusetts -- Sumner -- and substitute a black one, together with a 'kinky head,' that he may be taught to appreciate his color." DUMOND 35. SABIN 10870.