Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Stanton, Henry Brewster. Letter to the Abolition Electors of the Town of Townsend! Letterpress broadsheet, 19 3/4 x 12 inches, printed on both sides; folds, unevenly trimmed, moderate foxing, docketing on verso. Cambridgeport, MA, 12 December 1838

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The prominent abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (1805-1887) had been scheduled to give an anti-slavery lecture in Townsend, MA, but when he arrived the meeting house was locked, and he was turned away. This broadside is his impassioned response: "Slavery lives and riots in darkness. It howls and dies under the consuming torch of free inquiry." None others traced in OCLC or at auction.
with--4 other pieces of abolitionist ephemera: "Order of Exercises of the First Annual Meeting of the Boston Juvenile Anti-Slavery Society." Handbill, 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; not in OCLC. Boston, 31 May 1837 "Anti-Slavery Tracts, No. 2: White Slavery in the United States." 8 pages, 12mo, stitched; describes the plight of mixed-race slaves. New York, undated Garrison. "Anti-Slavery Hymn." Printed poem, 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches, undated Printed fundraising circular to buy a complete file of The Liberator for Cornell University from the estate of the late African-American abolitionist William Cooper Nell, inscribed and signed by William Lloyd Garrison. Boston, 8 June 1874.