Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 64

Price Realized: $ 570
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) LADIES NEW YORK CITY ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY. First Annual Report. 20 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers; covers worn and chipped; contemporary ownership signature of Harriet King; enclosed in a custom-made cloth folder with red morocco label. New York: Dorr, 1836

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first edition. The Ladies New York City Anti-Slavery Society was, in the words of Jean Fagan Yellin (Life of Harriet Jacobs) "notorious for excluding people of color."(!) There were many "liberal" thinking people in the 19th century, who while in favor of abolition, were certainly not in favor of having blacks in their living rooms. In fact, many so-called abolitionists saw colonization as the final solution to slavery.