May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [Weld, Theodore D.; editor.] American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses. 224 pages. 8vo, facsimile wrappers; moderate dampstaining to first 4 leaves, minor foxing and wear. New York, 1839

Additional Details

First edition of an enormously influential anti-slavery pamphlet, filled with thousands of eye-witness quotations on the cruelty of the institution. Harriet Beecher Stowe kept a copy constantly by her side while writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. This is the issue without the "Anti-Slavery Examiner No. 10" heading (priority undetermined). Afro-Americana 11053; Blockson 9148; Sabin 102547.