Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 150

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
EXCEEDINGLY RARE (SLAVE NARRATIVES.) BROWN, HENRY "BOX." Narrative of Henry Box Brown, who Escaped from Slavery, Enclosed in a Box Three Feet Long, Two Feet Wide and Two and a Half High. Engraving of the "box" on the rear cover. 91 pages. 12mo, original printed wrappers; rear cover detached; old institutional stamp on front cover. Boston: Brown & Stearns, 1849

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a rare narrative of an extraordinary escape. Henry Brown had himself literally packed up in a box and shipped from Virginia to Philadelphia, where he escaped via the Underground Railroad system to Boston. The account was taken down from dictation by Charles Stearn, one of the publishers.