Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) William Still. The Underground Rail Road. 24 plates including frontispiece portrait, plus text illustrations. 4, [4], 780 pages including 2 leaves of publisher's prospectus at beginning. Tall thick 8vo, publisher's gilt cloth, minor wear; light foxing to title and frontispiece, otherwise minimal foxing and wear to contents; two early 20th-century collectors' bookplates on front endpapers. Philadelphia, 1872

Additional Details

First edition of this monumental study, made all the more valuable as it was written by one of the most active conductors on the Railroad, and written shortly after the Civil War and emancipation. Afro-Americana 9865; Blockson One Hundred and One 41 ("generally acknowledged as a classic"); Work, page 338.