Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) LUNDY, BENJAMIN. The Genius of Universal Emancipation. 12 numbers, with general title-page and index. Tall, narrow 4to, 192 consecutively numbered pages; original tree-calf; spine rubbed; gold star on front paste-down beneath the presentation from editor/publisher benjamin lundy. Washington, 1833

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presented by benjamin lundy to l. a spalding in philadelphia june 12, 1838. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) New Jersey Quaker businessman, publisher, and author, once co-edited this paper with William Lloyd Garrison, though at the time Garrison and Lundy disagreed on the issue of immediate emancipation. Lundy traveled extensively, fighting the expansion of slavery in the United States. Lundy traveled 'more than 5000 miles on foot and 20,000 in other ways, visited 19 states of the Union, and held more than 200 public meetings.' He was bitterly denounced by slaveholders and also by some non-slaveholders that disapproved of all anti-slavery agitation. In 1827 Lundy was severely beaten by Austin Woolfolk a slave-trader whom Lundy had publically embarrassed in an article in his paper. one number carries a poem said to have been written by a slave from virginia.