11-12-2017 11-12-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00 AMCalender

Abolition of Slavery, Two Titles from the 1850s.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Abolition of Slavery, Two Titles from the 1850s. Autographs for Freedom, edited by Julia Griffiths, Auburn: Alden, Beardsley & Co.; and Rochester: Wanzer, Beardsley, & Co., second edition, octavo, a collection of anti-slavery essays and contributions written in response to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society's solicitation, each contribution features the author's signature in facsimile, contributors include Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Greeley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, and others, contemporary cloth, in custom box, binding shaken, some tears to a few preliminaries, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. [and] The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a Slave and as a Freeman, a Narrative of Real Life, Syracuse: Truair & Co., 1859, octavo, first edition, portrait frontis, green publisher's cloth, worn, in a custom box, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (2)
Estimate $300-500

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Beardsley & Co., Truair & Co., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Griffiths, Rochester, Syracuse