A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real Christianity. William Wilberforce.

A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real Christianity

Hardcover, New York: American Tract Society, N.D. Very Good+. Bound in full leather with gilt spine titles. No printing date given, circa 1830s. "From a late London edition." Light rubbing to covers at spine hinges, boards slightly bowed, spine bright. Scattered light age spotting to text. Ships same or next business day. William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was an English Evangelical Christian and Member of Parliament. He is best known today for leading the British crusade against slavery and helping to found the first animal welfare organization, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Wilberforce was the leading British abolitionist for nearly 50 years and his efforts secured the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807 which outlawed the slave trade in the British Empire though not slavery itself. He died 1 month before the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act outlawed slavery throughout the British Empire. This is Wilberforce's first book, the first printing appeared in 1797.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 375 pages. [Item #77874]

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