Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Garrison, William Lloyd; editor. Large group of early issues of the Liberator. 83 newspapers, each 4 pages on one folding sheet, page size about 24 x 18; uncut, condition generally strong, with scattered toning, foxing and tears, 7 issues with vermin damage to upper corner; some issues with names of original subscribers written in upper margins. Boston, 1833-44

Additional Details

A substantial group of the leading abolitionist newspaper. More than half of the issues are from the paper's first five years, dated 1833 and 1835 (it was founded in 1831). Many of the early issues in this lot were sent to Ann Hoopes (1801-1865), a Quaker of Lancaster County, PA. In 1838, she moved to Salem, OH and became an active participant in the Underground Railroad after her marriage to Daniel Bonsall. Some later copies are marked for subscriber J. Gibbons. Joseph Gibbons (1818-1883) was another Quaker from Lancaster County who was active in the Underground Railroad (see Snodgrass, Underground Railroad Encyclopedia, page 65 and 218). A complete list of issues is available by request. with--a single issue of a different abolitionist newspaper, The True American (Lexington, KY), 15 July 1846.