Item #50790 JAMES GILLESPIE BIRNEY: Slaveholder to Abolitionist. James Gillespie - Subject. Fladeland Birney, Betty, 1792 - 1857.

JAMES GILLESPIE BIRNEY: Slaveholder to Abolitionist.

Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1955. 1st edition. ASSOCIATION copy, INSCRIBED to Majorie Birney Bamey, SIGNED by Elizabeth A. & Robert Birney Bamey. ix, [3], 323, [1 (blank) pp (including Index). Frontispiece. 8vo. Blue cloth binding with silver stamping. Issued without jacket? Average wear. A VG copy. Item #50790

Birney "was an American abolitionist, politician, and attorney born in Danville, Kentucky. He changed from being a planter and slave owner to abolitionism, publishing the abolitionist weekly The Philanthropist. He twice served as the presidential nominee for the anti-slavery Liberty Party."

The inscription presumed to be from Birney descendants.

Price: $75.00