Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 570
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) GRAY, IRON (pseudonym of Abel Charles Thomas). The Gospel of Freedom: A Primer of Freedom. 26 half-page engravings on twenty-six unnumbered pages, accompanied by anti-slavery verses. Small 8vo, original glazed robin's egg blue paper wrappers; lightly rubbed with some slight fading. New York: T. W. Strong, (1864)

Additional Details

first edition. scarce. An unusual juvenile with some rather extraordinary engravings. Images include a slave being attacked by an enormous hound; a slave woman being whipped; a ex-slave being kidnapped, etc. Beneath these engravings are verses to accompany the anti-slavery alphabet and factual footnotes on slavery and abolition.