Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--NARRATIVES.) LARISON, C. W. M.D. Sylvia Du Bois, (Now 116 Yeers Old) A Biography of The Slav who Whipt her Mistres and Gand her Fredom. Portrait frontispiece. 124, [8] pages of advertisements and a sample of another phonetic work. 8vo, original cloth covered boards; text, quite clean but loose in the binding, needs re-casing. Ringos, New Jersey: C. W. Larison, 1883

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first edition of this unusual slave narrative, dictated to C. W. Larison, a country doctor and advocate of a form of phonetics of his own invention. As strange as this piece may seem, it is an authentic narrative of a woman born into slavery in 1768. Reprinted and transcribed as part of the Schomburg's series Library of 19th Century Black Women Writers.