1866 Dutch book about Theodore Parker, a famous American abolitionist heavily involved in the Anti-Slavery movement in the United States. A biography in French was published in 1863 by the French Protestant theologian, Albert Reville, that obviously tied in with the European interest in the question and in the Civil War. The English translation of the title of his monumental book was "The Life and Writings of Theodore Parker." This is a rare Dutch translation of Reville's work that was published in Anheim, Holland in 1866 by D.A. Thieme entitled "Het Leven En De Werken Van Theodore Parker -- Een Hoofdstuk Uit De Geschiedenin Van De Afschaffing Der Slaverij In De Vereenigde Staten." 376 pages in robin's egg blue wraps. Some chipping to front cover and spine but overall good-very good condition. Deals with Parker's anti-slavery efforts, kidnappers, his trip to Europe, etc.
BIO -- Theodore Parker: (August 24, 1810 – May 10, 1860) was an American Transcendentalist, abolitionist, and reforming minister of the Unitarian church. Parker's own words and quotes he popularized would later influence Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1850, Parker quoted and made popular the words of John Wycliffe in his prologue to the first English translation of the Bible to use the phrase, "of all the people, by all the people, for all the people" which later influenced Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In words made famous by Martin Luther King, Jr. a century later, Parker predicted the success of the abolitionist cause: "I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one… And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice."