A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity, Wilberforce, W. (William). Published by Scott, Webster and Geary, London 1842. 24mo up to 5½” tall. 316pp . Brown leather boards with gilt and blind-stamped decorative boards and spine; all edges gilt. Engraved portrait of the author as frontispiece, tissue-guarded, and engraved vignette to short title. Rubbing to edges along spine hinge. Book plate (Alfred Willett) to pastedown; Date of November 1844 in brown ink to free endpaper; inscription neatly penned in brown ink to second free endpaper: To Alfred Willet from His Sister Mary Ann. No other markings, no folds or tears.
William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was an English politician, essayist and a leader in the movement to abolish slavery. 002215 $120