Family Prayers by William Wilberforce

July 17, 2017

There is always something about an antiquarian book that will make it of some interest. Whether that is the edition, the scarcity of the book, the binding or the provenance.  For me this book's interest lies in the provenance.


'Family Prayers' was published posthumously by the author's son and is here inscribed by him to Henry Peter Brougham, who was pall bearer at William Wilberforce's funeral and fellow abolitionist. What makes this book particularly special is that Henry Peter Brougham was also the Lord Chancellor when the 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act was passed. William Wilberforce unfortunately died a month before.


For me this is a rare link between two great men who campaigned for the abolition of slavery.



Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

Blueberry Books is Two Years Old! - 20% off Sale to celebrate.

June 8, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

September 23, 2018

April 12, 2018

January 15, 2018

Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Classic

© 2017 by Milly Hughes. Proudly created with

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now