Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 1,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
WITH ELEVEN FINE ENGRAVINGS (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) (BOURNE, GEORGE.) Picture of Slavery in the United States of America. 11 wood engravings. 227 pages. 12mo, original floral patterned blind-stamped cloth with printed paper spine label; some foxing to both text and plates, but overall a tight, clean copy. Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1838

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first edition. Notable for its illustrations, Bourne's "Picture" is a grim one, depicting slaves in numerous 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 "Tanning a Boy," among the more unusual.