Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 156

Price Realized: $ 330
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [WEDGEWOOD, JOSAIAH.] L'Esclave Negre, Relation Interessante et Authentique. No 14. 24 pages. Wood engraving of the classic kneeling slave with the motto 'Am I Not A Man and a Brother,' in French. Guernesey: Dumaresq et Mauger, 1823

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a rare imprint from the island of guernsey, in the english chanel Guernsey is a British possession located off the coast of Normandy. This anti-slavery pamphlet bears a crude wood-engraved version of Josiah Wedgewood's famous 'Am I Not a Man and A Brother' design for the British and Foreign Anti Slavery Society. The story is told in the first person of a Protestant minister, who is approached by a naval officer whose ship had stopped at the island. While there, he brought his slave, a young man, to the author, to have him baptized. The narrative, in three parts is largely told in the form of a conversation between the cleric and the slave. No copy located in OCLC.