Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 88

Price Realized: $ 25,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. The North Star, Volume I, No, XIV. Large bi-folium leaf, folded to form four pages, faint damp-stain to the top margin at the right of the masthead and bottom toward the spine; some small tears at the spine where removed from a larger volume(?), creases where folded; very light scattered foxing. Rochester, 31 March, 1848

Additional Details

Includes an editorial by Douglass, a column by Martin Delany and a sermon by Theodore Parker on the death of John Quincy Adams (who came out of retirement to defend the Amistad captives) continued from the previous issue. Also included is a long article by Parker Pillsbury, "Incidents in the Life of an Anti-Slavery Agent," and a long piece on Jonathan Walker by William C. Nell. Walker, a hero of the movement, had been jailed for aiding fugitive slaves in Florida. Nell relates how Walker was touring with the brother of Harriet Jacobs, author of "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."