[SLAVERY & ABOLITION] -- [FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790)]. The Universal Asylum, and Columbian Magazine. Philadelphia: William Young, May 1790.

8vo (132 x 212 mm). Pp. 267-326. (Minor spotting throughout, minor edge wear, appears that plate between pp. 270-271 removed, disbound with remnants of leather binding at spine). Provenance: Library of Stephen Foreman (blindstamp on last page headed, "Philadelphia, Prices-Current," lower right). 

Early American magazine containing inside page headline, “A plan for improving the condition of the free blacks,” with 3 pp. printing of the plan by the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery to gradually end slavery in the United States. Dated 9 November 1789, the plan is signed in type by “'B. FRANKLIN,' President of the Society.” This issue also contains a 5 pp. essay titled, “The Life of Benjamin Franklin,” published in the immediate aftermath of Franklin’s death. Local Philadelphia magazine with Ben Franklin content dating from shortly before and after his death. 


Disbound. Light wear corner and edge wear. Minor foxing. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
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