Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 30A

Price Realized: $ 660
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--KEMBLE, FRANCES ANNE 'FANNY' et al.) The Views of Judge Woodward and Bishop Hopkins on Negro Slavery at the South, Illustrated from the Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, by Mrs. Frances Anne Kemble. Woodcut cover illustration after the famous photograph of the 'Scourged Back' of private Gordon (see lot 43). 8vo, original wrappers, slightly dusty with some minor wear. [Philadelphia, 1864]

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A pamphlet published to coincide with the issue of a notorious photograph of Private Gordon, a black soldier who was captured and tortured by Rebel forces on Christmas day, 1863. Prints excerpts from Mrs. Kemble's work as well as Judge Woodward and Bishop Hopkins's 'Letter on Slavery" (1863). Blockson 10196; Sabin 37330; DeRenne, p. 656.