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Sale 2503 Lot 69
WITH PATRICK REASON'S FAMOUS KNEELING SLAVE (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Child, Lydia Maria. The Fountain for Every Day in the Year. Stipple-engraved frontispiece of a kneeling female slave by African-American engraver Patrick Reason. 208 pages plus 4 blanks on either end. 32mo, publisher's gilt cloth, minor wear; lacking front free endpaper, moderate foxing; all edges gilt; early gift inscription on front flyleaf. New York: R.G. Williams for the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836
Estimate $1,500 - 2,500
Second edition of this book of biblical quotations for each day of the year. Each passage is followed by a quote by a modern author, usually linking it directly to the abolition movement. The frontispiece is an important variation on Josiah Wedgwood's iconic "Am I not a man and a brother" image from 1787. It was produced by Patrick Henry Reason (1816-1892) of New York, an early African-American engraver. The image went on to be used frequently by the American Anti-Slavery Society, often with the addition of the caption "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister."Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,160