[SLAVERY & ABOLITION] A group of eight antebellum and Civil War-era pro-slavery works, comprising:

HARPER, William (1790-1847); HAMMOND, James Henry (1807-1864); SIMMS, William Gilmore (1806-1870); DEW, Thomas R. (1802-1846). The Pro-Slavery Argument, As Maintained by the Most Distinguished Writers of the Southern States.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1853. Second edition. Sabin 65736. -- SMITH, William A. (1802-1870). Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery.  Nashville: Stevenson and Evans, 1856. 2 pages of advertisements. Sabin 84742. -- BLEDSOE, Albert Taylor (1809-1877). An Essay on Liberty and Slavery. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1857. 12mo. Second edition. Sabin 5892. -- BROWNLOW, William Gannaway (1805-1877) and PRYNE, Abram (1823-1862). Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated? Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. 12mo. First edition. Sabin 8708 -- VAN EVRIE, John H. (1814-1896). Negroes and Negro "Slavery:" The First an Inferior Race: The Latter its Normal Condition. New York: Van Evrie, Horton & Co., 1861. -- And 3 others. Together, 8 works in 6 volumes, 12mo and 8vo, all but A Review of the Rev. Dr. Junkin's Synodical Speech, In Defence of American Slavery in publisher's bindings, condition generally good, most with spotting. Works from politicians, religious leaders, and medical doctors attempting to justify slavery from moral, scientific, and historical standpoints. 


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