Item #6727 Autographs for Freedom. Julia Griffiths, engraver J. C. Buttre.
Autographs for Freedom.
Autographs for Freedom.

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Autographs for Freedom.

New York: Auburn: Alden, Beardsley & Co.; Rochester: Wanzer, Beardsley & Co., 1854. Stereotyped by Thomas B. Smith. Hardcover. 8vo (8” x 5.5”), gray-green cloth, decorative blind-stamped covers. ix, [11] - 309 pp., [9] pp. pub. ads, facsimile autographs and engraved plates throughout. Bookplate and owner inscription in pencil on ffep: “R.R. Baston’s Book, presented by his father, 1860,” bookseller notes in pencil on front and back pastedowns. CONDITION: Good, faded covers, wear with some loss along spine edges, foxing throughout, one sprung gathering.

First edition of the second anthology of essays and narratives selected by the Rochester Ladies’ Antislavery Society, exploring the doctrine of a common brotherhood where “the chains of the Slave shall be broken, and the country redeemed from the sin and curse of Slavery.” Edited by Julia Griffiths, a British abolitionist and close friend and associate of Frederick Douglass. Includes portraits with facsimile signatures and pieces by R. W. Emerson, Mary Willard, Frederick Douglass, Anne P. Adams, Wm. Henry Brisbane, Gerrit Smith, William Wells Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many other well-known nineteenth century abolitionists. Emerson’s poem “On Freedom” appears here in its first printing. Proceeds from the sale of the anthology went to support the Frederick Douglass’ Paper

REFERENCES: Wright 1034; Afro-Americana 4369.

Item #6727

Price: $500.00

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