New York: Lewis Colby, 1845. First Edition. Compilation of a series of letters debating the institution of slavery between two Baptist preachers. Richard Fuller was one of the founders of the Southern Baptist Convention, which had split from the main Baptist church the previous year over the issue of slavery. Francis Wayland, then president of Brown University, was pastor of the First Baptist Church of America in Rhode Island and an abolitionist.
An important antebellum document, a primary source for both the religious justifications for and objections to the practice of slavery. Rare.
Very Good plus. Chip to the crown, light fray to the tips, and a couple of small bumps to the board edges.