Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 86

Price Realized: $ 6,480
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION) WOOD, SAMUEL, EDITOR. The Mirror of Misery; or Tyranny Exposed. Vignette title-page, double-page woodcut of the hold of a slave-ship, seven large woodcuts in the text. 12mo, original marbled paper-covered boards with later cloth spine; boards rubbed and worn; some pages loose, paper lightly, and for the most part evenly toned; one large plate with some stains; doggerel verse "Steal Not This Book my Friend" on front free end-paper, signed Phebe Gray, 1808. New York: Samuel Wood, 1807

Additional Details

first edition, rare. One of the earliest appearances of the notorious slave-ship's hold printed in an American book. No copies are located by OCLC. Wood issued two more editions of this little tract. Shaw and Shoemaker, citing two locations, Nhi, and PPAmP; Sabin, 49427.