Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 210
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.)--JUVENILE. WILLIAMS, R. G. Volume II, No.VI of The Slave's Friend. Woodcut vignette covers, and one additional woodcut in the text by Alexander Anderson. 16mo, original pictorial wrappers, sewn; slight discoloration to top left portion of the front cover, otherwise an exceptional copy. New York, [1839]

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The Slave's Friend, aimed at primary school children, was the collaborative effort of abolitionist writer Ranson G. Williams and noted American wood engraver Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). It ran from January 1839 through December of 1839. R.G. Kelly, "Children's periodicals of the United States," pages 408-411; J.R. Pomeroy, "Alexander Anderson Wood Engraver and Illustrator: an annotated Bibliography," 1749; "Checklist American Imprints," 40187; Sabin, 82114; "Library Company. Afro-Americana," 9465; Danky, "African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: a National Bibliography," 5420.