Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 2,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Bradford, Sarah H. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Frontispiece portrait. [4], 113, [2], 118-132 pages. 8vo, publisher's gilt cloth, minor wear, 2 related clippings tipped in; 1952 owner's inscription on flyleaf. Auburn, NY: W.J. Moses, 1869

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first edition of one of the most important slave narratives. The New York Public Library copy has an additional text leaf at page [115] with a half-title for the appendix, "Woman-Whipping, Ethically and Esthetically Considered" by S.M. Hopkins. The present copy and most others seem to be issued without this leaf. Plans have since announced to put Tubman on the front of the $20 bill, though they have been put on hold by the present administration. Afro-Americana 1467; Blockson 3950.