Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 49

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INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Ross, Alexander Milton. Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist from 1855 to 1865. 2 plates, plus a full-page engraving. 11, [1], [iii]-xii, 203 pages. Small 8vo, publisher's cloth gilt, minor wear; cataloging notes to free endpapers, contents otherwise clean; inscribed on verso of the portrait plate "Presented to William Yehl Esq, with sentiments of high respect, by the author, Jany 1st 1886." Toronto: Rowsell and Hutchinson, 1876

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Second edition of a Canadian abolitionist's memoir. Ross was very active in the Underground Railroad, not only from the Canadian side, but in New Orleans, Alabama, and Kentucky; he was imprisoned for his efforts. Ten pages of testimonials at the front of the volume include endorsements by Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Greenleaf Whittier, William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith and many others. Illustrations include an engraved frontispiece of a slave in a jail cell, a portrait of the author, and text illustrations of John Brown, his pike and rifle, an emancipated slave, and several facsimile signatures. Blockson 9890.