Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 85

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--POETRY.) The North Star, the Poetry of Freedom, By Her Friends. 117, [1] pages. Small 12mo, original deep brown roan with the title in gilt on the upper cover within a single gilt line border. Presentation on the verso of the front free end-paper: "Eliza M Pearl to Mary Pearl, 1840." Philadelphia: Merrihew and Thompson, 1840

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first edition of an uncommon collection of abolitionist verse. The first piece "To the Morning Star" was written by John Quincy Adams, who would come out of retirement a year after this volume to defend the Amistad Captives.