Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 176

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Truth, Sojourner (1797-1883)
Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, Drawn from her Book of Life.

Boston: Published for the Author, 1875.

First edition thus, the first 128 pages reprinted from stereotype plates made in 1850, the text continued from there to record more recent developments in Truth's life, author portrait frontispiece bound opposite title, half-title, and inserted slip, "To the Reader," bound before the preface; in full publisher's greenish blue cloth, with portrait of the author stamped in gilt to front board, and gilt-stamped spine, slight surface fraying along front outer joint, corners a bit soft, otherwise very nicely preserved, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.