Onesimus: Or, the Apostolic Directions to Christian Masters, in Reference to Their Slaves, Considered
Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1842. 12mo. Item #027124
54 pages. An important and uncommon work based on the New Testament book written to Philemon who was an early convert of the Apostle Paul. When his escaped slave, Onesimus was thrown in prison next to Paul, he became a convert so Paul nows tells Philemon to receive him back (yes, as a slave) but as a fellow follower of Christ. He compares the Roman and American system of slavery where the former had more latitude for freedom. Not found in the Bibliograpy of Slavery.n Bound in dark brown embossed cloth lettered in gilt, spine plain, chips to head and foot, some light scattered foxing to first few leaves. A very good copy.