Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 29A

Price Realized: $ 330
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [BOURNE, GEORGE.] Picture of Slavery in the United States of America. Frontispiece and ten additional wood engravings. 12mo, original cloth with library tape over the original spine; ex-theological seminary bookplate and pockets. Middletown, 1834

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true first edition, preceding the boston, knap edition. Bourne''s "Picture" is a grim one, notable for its illustrations, depicting slaves in situations of humiliation and torture. What is also important are Bourne''s captions: "Selling Females by the pound," "Family Amalgamation among the Men-Stealers," "Flogging American Women," "Ladies Whipping Girls," and among the most strange, "Tanning a Boy."