Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) Autobiography of James L. Smith, Including . . . Reminiscences of Slave Life. 3 plates. xiii, [3], 150 pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth gilt, minor wear, tastefully rebacked with original backstrip laid down; intermittent foxing and light wear, minimal dampstaining, small modern label on title page. Norwich, CT, 1881

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First edition. James Lindsay Smith (circa 1813-1890) describes his childhood under slavery in Virginia, his 1838 escape, and his life in Norwich, Connecticut as a minister and shoemaker. He did not serve in the Civil War, but devotes a long historical chapter to "Colored Men in the War." Afro-Americana 9524; Blockson 9202.