May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 6

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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Northup, Solomon. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of . . . a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington. 7 plates. 336 pages. Large 12mo, publisher's cloth, worn; unrelated clippings laid down on endpapers, foxing; owners' inscriptions on flyleaf and verso of frontispiece. Auburn, NY, 1853

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"Thirteenth thousand," printed in the same year as the first edition, of the memoir which formed the basis for the award-winning 2013 film. This copy was owned by George B. Cooper (1864-1948), a white farmer of Dakota, MN, who stated that it was "picked up from an old book mart in New York City, cost 3.25" in 1930. He described the book as "the key to Uncle Tom's Cabin" although it was published the following year. The clippings on the front endpapers relate to Uncle Tom's Cabin.