The Duty of a Rising Christian State to Contribute to the World's Well-Being and Civilization and the Means by which It May Perform the Same: The Annual Oration before the Common Council and the Citizens of Monrovia, Liberia, July 26, 1855; Being the Day of National Independence.

London: Wertheim & MacIntosh, 1856; Reprinted by the Massachusetts Colonization Society, 1857. 8vo. 31, (1) pp. Original printed tan wrappers (somewhat soiled). Very good. Item #47680

First American edition of the author's second work published in the United States. Library Company of Philadelphia Negro History 1553-1903 (for another work) "A graduate of Queen's College, Cambridge, Crummell spent twenty years teaching theology and serving his flock in an Episcopal Parish in Liberia. After his return to America in 1873, he became the rector of St. Luke's Episcopalian Church in Washington, where he remained for another two decades, becoming a spokesman for a renewed self-confidence by his race." Blockson Catalogue 8256. Not in Work.

Price: $850.00

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