Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 82

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 125 pages. Small 8vo, original dark brown cloth, stamped in blind and lettered in gilt on the upper cover; some wear to the spine extremities, binding sloped, internally quite fresh. Bearing a contemporary ownership signature: "Jonathan Reynolds Book Bot (sic) Jan 16th, 1846, Price 40c." Boston, 1845

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First edition of Frederick Douglass's first of four narratives of his life. It was so successful that it brought his owner after him, forcing a trip to Great Britain to lecture.