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Sale 2503 Lot 8
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Mason, Isaac. Life of Isaac Mason as a Slave. Frontispiece portrait. 74 pages. 8vo, publisher's gilt cloth, minor wear; inked library stamps on front pastedown, title page, and page 25, other library markings. Worcester, MA, 1893
Estimate $800 - 1,200
Isaac Mason (1822-1898) was, like his famous contemporaries Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He escaped to Philadelphia in 1846, then made his way to Toronto and Worcester, MA, and the final chapter is devoted to an 1859 sojourn to Haiti, where he attempted to relocate before returning to Worcester. Afro-Americana 6476; Blockson 9657; Work, page 312. 3 copies in OCLC.