Memoir of Philip and Rachel Price [inscribed by their son and the book’s co-publisher, Eli K. Price]
Memorial biography of Quaker educators and abolitionists Philip and Rachel Price, written and co-published by their son, Eli K. Price. Price inscribed, signed, and presented this copy to Dawsey Cope.
Eli K. Price was an attorney, politician and a reformer. He amended Philadelphia’s municipal charter, established the city’s Fairmount Park, re-wrote and simplified the state’s real estate laws, and protected women’s property via new domestic relations laws. (see DAB)
From 1818 to 1830, Philip (1764–1837) and Rachel (1763–1847) superintended Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school near West Chester, Pennsylvania. Rachel traveled to Ohio and Virginia as a Quaker minister and the couple embraced progressive policies on agriculture and women’s equality and aided fugitive slaves “...fleeing in pursuit of liberty.” (p49) The book discusses their anti-slavery work over approximately five pages.
Description: Memoir of Philip and Rachel Price [inscribed by their son and the book’s co-publisher, Eli K. Price]
Philadelphia: Printed for Eli K. Price and Philip M. Price, 1852. First edition. 192pp. 12mo. Original publisher’s blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine titling. Foxing; tight and presentable copy; Very Good.