Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 1,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--JUVENILE.) Zante, the Little Negro. (Addressed to the Little English Child.) In Two Parts. Woodcut cover of the familiar kneeling slave, after Wedgwood. 16mo, original wrappers, light wear, front cover parted 1/4 inch at the base of the spine, otherwise quite nice. Birmingham: T. Groom, circa 1830-1840

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Scarce. OCLC locates no copies. A curious juvenile anti-slavery poem in which "Zante" tells the little English child how fortunate he or she is to be born English. The rear cover bears another piece of verse titled "Praise for Christian Birth." (The English Child of this time was fortunate not to be exploited in a factory.)