May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 61

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(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, staining and moderate wear; moderate foxing to early leaves, minor wear and minimal dampstaining to contents; early owner's Michigan address penciled on front free endpaper. Auburn, NY: W.J. Moses, 1869

Additional Details

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. Afro-Americana 1467; Blockson 3950.