Mar 21, 2024 - Sale 2663

Sale 2663 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(ABOLITION.) Autographs for Freedom. 8 plates. 192 pages. Octavo, publisher's cloth, worn and lacking part of backstrip; minimal dampstaining toward rear; 1893 gift inscription on verso of frontispiece plate. London, 1853

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First English edition of an important collection of anti-slavery poems and essays, with facsimile signatures by each author. Includes the only sizable piece of fiction by Frederick Douglass, a novelette titled "The Heroic Slave" (pages 120-165) based on the true story of an 1841 slave insurrection led by Madison Washington aboard the slave ship Creole. Other notable African-American contributions include James Madison Whitfield's poem "How Long," and James McCune Smith's "John Murray (of Glasgow)." William Seward, Harrier Beecher Stowe, John Greenleaf Whittier, Charles Sumner, Horace Greeley, and Gerrit Smith also provided material.