Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) BURNS, ANTHONY. The Boston Slave Riot and Trial of Anthony Burns . . .* [together with] a contemporaneous 3 page letter mentioning the case and the military needed to 'keep the peace. . . I hope the poor fellow may not fall into their vile clutches again.' 86, pages with 12 pages of ads at the rear. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers with portrait of Burns on the upper cover; a couple of small chips to the tips; spine reinforced with transparent archival paper; a couple of spots in the text which is otherwise clean. Boston: Fetridge and Company, 1854

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one of the most important cases of the enforcement of the fugitive slave law of 1850 tried in the courtroom. 'This pamphlet contains the legal documents, testimony, arguments of counsel, discussions between the bench and counsel and other material connected with the case.' (Finkelman, Slavery in the Courtroom, pages 107-116.)