A History of Slavery and Serfdom. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1895. first edition. Pp xix, 285, . Original dark green cloth, title in gilt to upper cover & spine, a few light blemished to covers otherwise a fine copy. Sigend by the author on title-page. John K Kells was born in Petigo in Co. Donegal. He studied at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with a BA in mathematics in 1842. During his life, Ingram was President of the Library Association of Great Britain, co-founder of the National Library of Ireland, co-founder of the Dublin Statistical Society, honorary member of the American Economic Association, member of the English historical school of economics. This work ' A History of Slavery and Serfdom' was extremely successful, being translated into eleven languages and serving as a textbook till the 1920s. He also published several books of poetry and fiction.