Memorials Concerning Several Ministers, and Others, Deceased; of the Religious Society of Friends; with Some of their Last Expressions. Quaker, New York Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends.

Memorials Concerning Several Ministers, and Others, Deceased; of the Religious Society of Friends; with Some of their Last Expressions.

New-York: Published by Samuel Wood, 1814. First edition. 12mo, contemporary marbled roan, red morocco label, gilt lettering, 131, [1] pages. Somewhat rubbed and worn; occasional light browning and foxing; a very good copy. Item #11533

Sundry testimonies to the gospel labors of various Friends, including a number of women, with examples of their death-bed piety. One Quaker was so troubled by slavery that while lying ill on his bed, the "distressed situation of the African race in slavery, much occupied his mind; often crying out, 'O, the poor negroes! the poor negroes!'" Includes a page of ads for Quaker books sold by Wood. Binding curiously constructed from patched-together pieces of calf, evidently as issued. Quaker ownership inscription to the front free endpaper and blank. Sabin 47738; American Imprints 32106.

Price: $50.00