Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 77

Price Realized: $ 600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) NAIMBANNA, PRINCE. The Black Prince, a True Story Being an Account of the Life and Death of Naimbanna, an African King's Son, who arrived in England in the Year 1791. 16 pages. 12mo, original pictorial self-wrappers; outer leaves foxed with some darker spots at the fore-edge. London, circa 1811-1815

Additional Details

Probable second or third English edition. The world catalogue, OCLC gives this a date between 1811 and 1819. One of a number of editions of a popular narrative. Naimbanna was brought to England from his native Sierra Leone to be educated in religion. In 1793, he decided to return to Africa, but sickened and died while at sea.