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[AFRICAN AMERICANA]. The New-York Magazine; Or, Literary Repository: For November, 1791. Vol. II, No. XI (11). New York: Thomas and James Swords, 1791.

12mo (7.75 in. tall), pages 617-680. (Disbound; pages browned).

Variety magazine, with fiction and non-fiction. Some of the articles in this issue include: "Account of a Negro's turning white;" "Description of the City of Washington" (which was under construction at this point in time); "On the state of Russia." 

 

Estimate: $150 - $300
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$94
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA -- SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. The Star. Vol. II, Number 22. Raleigh, NC: 31 May 1810.

4pp., folio, 12 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Provenance: Col. William Hinton (1767-1836, subscriber's ink inscription at top), Major John Hinton and Perabee Smith, of Johnston (now Wake) County, North Carolina. Hinton married Candace Rosser and built the approximate 4,000 acreBeaver Dam Plantation near Knightdale and enslaved about 50 people on land acquired from his father. In 1817, they started a school for the children of enslaved people. Hinton served in the North Carolina militia and in 1810 was elected to the North Carolina Senate.

Frontpage illustrated advertisements for runaway slaves. Alongside a woodcut engraving of a running Black man with a cane the advertisement is titled “Fifty Dollars Reward," and continues, "Ran Away from the Subscriber on the 11th of September, 1809, a Mulatto fellow named Jim...Jim can read and write and I expect he will pass himself for a freed man. I suspect he has gone to Wilmington, having connections there." Signed in type by his enslaver Robert Clark of Anson County. 

Another advertisement, "Ten Dollars Reward" details that on "the 24th of last month...a mulatto boy named Peter" ran away. It continues that "he is a gambler at heart and will attempt to pass as a free man under some other name" alongside a woodcut of a running Black man wearing a hat and holding a bindle. Signed in type by his enslaver Joseph Hawkins. 

A final runaway advertisement is included on page 2, "Ten Dollars Reward" detailing that "a negro fellow named Titus, nearly six feet high and a little bent shouldered," alongside a woodcut of a running Black man and signed in type by his enslaver Thomas Lindsay of Columbia, South Carolina. 

 

Estimate: $200 - $400
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$125
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. Two prints, including Brookes Cargo Plan.

A Black Cargo Ready for an Ocean Voyage. N.p., n.d.

5.75 x 9 in. print (affixed to foam core).

Various renderings of this image of the slave ship Brookes (out of Liverpool) were widely copied by abolition societies in the U.K. by 1790. Some showed up to five views of how people were packed in the holds of ships to undertake the "middle passage." These were used to emphasize the horrible conditions on the ships in the move to make slave trading illegal. In 1788 Parliament finally passed legislation limiting the number of enslaved people that could be transported - the first of the laws which would abolish the practice in England in 1833.

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Fluvius Grandis (The Great River). [Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs, 1671]

11.5 x 14.5 in. two-sheet print (slight browning).

Copper engraved view of African enslaved persons working for the Portuguese at a settlement along the Amazon River. These mostly Yoruba tribesmen would eventually form Brazil's unique African-Brazilian population.

Estimate: $200 - $400
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$438
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. STEPHEN, James (1759-1932). The Slavery of the British West India Conoies Delineated. London: Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1824.

1 volume, 8vo (129 x 209 mm). Half-title. (Stamp and notation above colophon.) Rebound in modern paper-covered boards with facsimile spine label.   

FIRST EDITION of the first volume of James Stephen's survey of slavery. Volume II was published in 1830 and the two are rarely found together. Stephen was a lawyer, parliamentarian, and key member of the abolitionist movement in the United Kingdom. Sabin 91243. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
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$160
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA -- SLAVERY & ABOLITION] Niles' Weekly Register. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 970. Baltimore, MD: H. Niles & Son, 17 April 1830.

16 pp., 6 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. Disbound (chipping at edges, spotting/discoloration throughout, last 6 pages fully separated).

Issue features reportage on laws in Ohio regarding "free persons of color," who were required to "bring with them authentic record evidence of their freedom, and to exhibit it to the clerk of the county court..." The article states that one of the motives of said law was to prevent escaped enslaved persons from seeking shelter in the state. The law also required penalization of citizens harboring or employing people of color who did not comply with the first part of the law. Another provision being considered was to impose a 500 bond on free persons of color wishing to reside in the state "to indemnify the township against any expense that might be incurred in consequence of their own inability to support themselves." 

The article continues: "The people of Ohio had excluded slavery, with its advantages, if it had any, and it was natural for them to desire, as far as was practicable, to escape its evils. Knowing the general character of free people of color, they were desirous of having as few of them as possible, and of having some indemnity against the charge and expense of supporting such as might settle in the state." 

Estimate: $100 - $200
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$63
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. [RAWSON, Mary Anne, editor]. The Boy in the Cloud; Or, The Negro's Memorial. London: Jackson and Walford, 1834.

18mo (101 x 164 mm). Engraved half-title. Original dark green morocco gilt, spine in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands gilt,  all edges gilt (spine and hinges rubbed, light wear to edges). 

FIRST EDITION of a compilation of poems and narratives collected to illustrate the evils of slavery in commemoration of abolition in the British colonies in 1833. The book is oft attributed to Bonnie Barton, however, manuscript collections at the University of Manchester suggest Mary Anne Rawson (née Read) was the compiler and editor of the volume. RARE: OCLC locates 4 copies all in the United Kingdom, with internet records indicating only one copy sold at auction in the last 75 years. 

Estimate: $200 - $300
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA - SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. -- [AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY]. Am I Not a Woman & A Sister. [Belville, NJ]: [Gibbs, Gardner & Company], 1838.

Diam. 28 mm Hard Times copper token (surface wear, dark patina at edges, some verdigris, especially to reverse). Obverse shows a kneeling woman in chains, inscribed "Am I not a Woman & a Sister." Reverse with laurel wreath, inscribed "Liberty" and "1838" at center and "United States of America" at perimeter. In double-sided frame 10 x 10 in. (not examined out of frame). 

This token was commissioned by the American Anti-Slavery Society to commemorate the formation of the Liberty Party. The pattern was inspired by the 1787 Wedgwood Jasperware medallion Am I Not a Man and a Brother which was designed for the British Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, itself inspired by a design from the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade An advertisement in the 27 November 1837 issue of The Emancipator announced the token, noting that a counterpart male figure token would be issued. This coin, however, was never struck as the US Mint Director suppressed the circulation of the coin shortly thereafter. 

Estimate: $100 - $150
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$438
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION] Ledger recording the sale of enslaved persons, n.p., n.d.

Auction Ledger pages, two, approx. 7.5 x 12 in., detailing what appears to be an estate, since it includes livestock, furniture, tools, a cotton gin and slaves. A couple of entries: "Allen Vance 1 negro woman Cate & Child - 1030.00 / John Garlington & Jno. W. Simpson purchased the following negroes, viz. Hoannah @ $812 Mima $555 Jack $450 making in all $1817 - they afterwards consented & resold them to Allen Vance for $1950 for the benefit of the family."

Estimate: $200 - $400
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$438
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. The Branded Hand. Salem, OH: Anti-Slavery Bugle, [ca 1840s].

8vo, 4pp. First page has "No. 9" and "Read and Circulate" at top. "The Branded Hand" by John G[reenleaf] WHITTIER (1807-1892) tells the story of Jonathan Walker of Pensacola, FL for aiding slaves to escape. His hand was branded "S.S." - slave stealer. "Then lift that manly right-hand, bold plougman of the wave! / Its branded palm shall prophesy, 'Salvation to the Slave.'"

Also included are song lyrics, "The Old Union Wagon." Manuscript, 2pp.  "In Uncle Sam's Dominion, in Eighteen Sixty-one/ The fight between Secession and Union was begun....So Abraham gave them notice that in eighteen sixty-three / Unless the rebels dried it up, he'd set their n____rs free." The last verse is: "Around one Union Wagon, with shoulders to the wheel / A million soldiers rally, with hearts as true as steel / And of all the Generals high or low that help to save the nation / There's none that struck a harder blow than General Emancipation."

Estimate: $150 - $300
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$219
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. Address of the Committee Appointed by a Public Meeting, Held at Faneuil Hall, September 24, 1846, For the Purpose of Considering the Recent Case of Kidnapping from our Soil. Boston: White & Potter, 1846.

Single printing, 5 x 8.25 in. Eight pages with 42-page Appendix (last four leaves with water stain). Not bound.

Meeting of outraged abolitionists in response to the capture and re-enslavement of a runaway four years prior to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The committee was trying to prevent a recurrence of this event. Signed in type by 36 members of the committee.

Estimate: $100 - $150
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$94
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[ADAMS, John Quincy -- ABOLITION] SEWARD, William H. Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams. Auburn, [NY]: Derby, Miller and Company, 1849.

12mo (120 x 198 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Admas after Asher B. Durand. (Spotting, some early pages loose.) Contemporary calf, smooth spine gilt in 5 compartments, with black morocco gilt title label (front board partially detached, heavy wear to hinges, loss to lower spine). 

FIRST EDITION of Senator Seward's biography of Adams dedicated to "the friends of equal liberty and human rights," who praises Adams's opposition to slavery and notes, "how long emancipation may be delayed, is among the things concealed from our knowledge, but not so the certain results." (p.393). 

[With:]

ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848, United States president, 1825-1829). The Jubilee of the Constitution. New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. 8vo (138 x 210 mm). Half-titles. (Light spotting.) Disbound. 

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The American's Guide: Comprising the Declaration of Independence: the Articles of Confederation: the Constitution of the United States; and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. Philadelphia: Towar & Hogan, 1828. 32mo (87 x 140 mm). (Toned, spotting, worn edges.) Contemporary calf, smooth spine gilt in 5 compartments with red morocco gilt title label (scuffing, wear to extremities). 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$192
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The New Negro Forget-Me-Not Songster: Containing all the New Negro Songs Ever Published, with a Choice Collection of Ballad Songs, Now Sung in Concerts. Cincinnati: U. P. James, n.d. [ca 1850?].

16mo. (Some minor spotting.) Contemporary cloth. 

Later edition, preceded by an edition published by Stratton & Barnard in 1848, and one of two undated editions published by U. P. James.  OCLC locates 19 copies of either James edition, and no copies of this edition have appeared on the market at auction.  The new songs include "Oh! Susanna" and "Jenny Crack Corn."  

Estimate: $200 - $300
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$250
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA -- SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852). Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster, Upon the Subject of Slavery... Boston: Redding & Company, 1850.

8vo (150 x 229 mm). (Occasional spotting, a few bent corners.) Original wrappers, string bound (a few stains, light wear to edge). 

Daniel Webster was opposed to slavery on principle but maintained that the Constitution protected the right to enslave people in the south and upholding the constitution was his only notion of protecting the Union. This speech, known as the "Seventh of March Speech" was in support of Henry Clay's compromise in response to the abolitionist Wilmot Proviso designed to eliminate slavery in the newly acquired territory from the Mexican War. He argued for compromise on the issue of slavery, simultaneously urging Northerners to eschew antislavery measures and cautioning Southerners against disunion. 

 

Estimate: $100 - $150
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$94
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. The Union. Washington, DC: 20 February 1851.

The Union tells a story about enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act in Boston. The act had passed in September 1850 as part of the attempt to keep the nation together with the 1850 Compromise.

Two engravings, likely book plates: one - image 5.5 x 7.5 in. showing noble women, common women and enslaved women. Second - 5.5 x 7.5 in. showing African women preparing Manioc. Consignor or previous owner indicates these are from the 1770s.

Together, 3 items. Condition generally good, with both engravings shrink-wrapped.

Estimate: $200 - $400
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$500
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA - SLAVERY & ABOLITION] Daily National Intelligencer. Vol. XL, No. 12243. Washington, DC: Gales & Seaton, 28 May 1852.

4pp., folio, 18 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. Disbound (some chipping at edges, occasional split at central crease, light toning to edges). 

Includes an article titled "The Under-Ground Railroad Out of Order" on page 3 regarding the "conviction and sentence of Wm. Johnson, Secretary of the Vigilance Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society, to the State prison for three years for passing counterfeit money." An article on the same page also reported on the anniversary celebration in Boston of the New England Anti-Slavery Society featuring addresses by abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) and Abby Kelly Foster (1811-1887). 

[With:]

GAY, Sydney Howard (1814-1888). National Anti-Slavery Standard.  Vo. IX, Number 45. New York: 5 April 1849. 4pp., folio, 18 x 25 in. Disbound (light toning). 

Estimate: $150 - $300
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$96
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. Correspondence and clipped signatures, incl. Maria Weston CHAPMAN and Gerritt SMITH.

24 abolitionists and other social reformers (women's rights). Signers include: 

LORING, Ellis Gray (1803-1858) [2]
WELD, Theodore (1803-1895) {Married Angelina Grimke}
GRIMKE, Sarah  (1792-873) {sister of Angelina Grimke)
SMITH, John Cain {American Colonization Society VP 1833-1841)  [2]
KNIGHT, Anne (1786-1862) {English social reformer}
MAY, Samuel J.  (1797-1871)
EMERSON, George B. (1797-1881) {pioneer in women's education)
SMITH, Gerritt  (1797-1894) {radical abolitionist}
LORING, Charles S. 
SMITH, Emil {letter to Maria Chapman}
MARTIN, Elias
GRERR, Henry
QUINCY, Edmund (1808-1872)
JOHNSON, Oliver (1809-1889) {abolitionist & friend of Garrison}
ROGERS, Nathaniel Peabody (1794-1846) {editor of abolition newspaper, a friend of Garrison's, but later had some disagreement with him.}
CHAPMAN, Maria Weston (1806-1885) {Anti-slavery (American) Society Executive Committee)
WRIGHT, Henry C. (1797-1870) {radical abolitionist}
WESTON, Anna Warren (812-1890) {abolitionist, poet} poem in her hand
THOMPSON, George (1804-1878) {abolitionist}
WHITTIER, John G.[reenleaf] (1807-1892) 
ARNOLD, S.R.
THORNTON, Elisha (1748-1816) {New England Almanack -1797; also wrote about Quakers}

Estimate: $400 - $600
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$469
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. BEECHER, Henry Ward (1813-1887). Clipped signature ("Henry Ward Beecher").

Sight 3 1/2 x 2 in. (light smudge). 

[Framed with:]

2 carte de visite portraits of the abolitionist, including: studio profile bust-length portrait. N.p., n.d. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. -- Studio three-quarter length portrait, holding a hat. N.p., n.d. 2 1/4 x 3 in. -- Framed to 15 x 8 in. (not examined out of the frame). 

Estimate: $100 - $150
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$94
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STOWE, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896). Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly. Boston & Cleveland: John P. Jewett & Company and Jewett, Proctor, & Worthington, 1852.

2 volumes, 8vo (114 x 290 mm). Engraved title pages. (Very light toning.) Original publisher's extra-gilt red cloth, all edges gilt (spines slightly leaned, wear to extremities). 

FIRST EDITION, later printing (Vol. I: "eightieth thousand"; Vol. II: "seventy-fifth thousand"). 

Estimate: $400 - $600
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$750
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA - WOMEN]. PRINCE, Nancy Gardner (1799-ca 1856). A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. Boston: Published by the Author, 1853.

18mo. (Light toning, ex-library markings.) Original publishers brown cloth gilt (bumped corners, library markings to spine). Provenance: New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Sage Library (library and deaccession stamps to title page, fore-edge). 

Second edition memoir by Nancy Gardner Prince, a free-born African American woman who traveled extensively to Jamaica and Russia. She lived in Russian for 9 years and vividly describes the Imperial courts of Alexander I and Nicholas I. Sabin 65570.

 

Estimate: $200 - $300
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION] -- [WOMEN]. A group of biographies and fiction relating to African American women, comprising:

PRINCE, Nancy Gardner (1799-ca 1856). A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. Boston: Published by the Author, 1853. 18mo. Second edition. Sabin 65570. -- WILKINSON, George. "Old Hunt," The Black Nurse. London: Morgan & Chase, [1867]. 12mo. Original publisher's wrappers (toned, light creases). RARE: no copies ever sold at auction, and only 1 copy located at libraries and institutions (Oxford University). -- ROBINSON, Nina Hill. Aunt Dice: The Story of a Faithful Slave. Nashville, TN: Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South, 1897. 12mo. -- STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. 2 volumes, 8vo. -- Together, 4 works in 5 volumes, all in publisher's bindings, condition generally fine. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$438
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. STRINGFELLOW, Thornton. Scriptural and Statistical Views in Favor of Slavery. Richmond, VA: J.W. Randolph, 1856.

STRINGFELLOW, Thornton. Scriptural and Statistical Views in Favor of Slavery. Richmond, VA: J.W. Randolph, 1856.

4.75 x 7.5 in. 149pp. (edge scuffing, moisture stains along edges, overall light browning) Printed paper wraps (scuffing, corners missing, spine worn)

Stringfellow argues that slavery is a blessing based on scripture (Mosaic Law as well as letters of Paul, especially) and statistics based on the 1850 census. He maintains that the south is better off in religious and material life compared to the urban northeastern states.

RARE: OCLC locates only 3 copies. 

Estimate: $250 - $350
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$188
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Vol. XVI. December 1857 to May 1858. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858.

8vo (152 x 242 mm). Engraved illustrations throughout. (Even toning). Contemporary quarter morocco with mottled boards, smooth spine gilt in 6 compartments (spine chipped, wear to extremities).

Bound volume of Harper's Magazine featuring Thackeray's "The Virginians" among other literary, arts, and culture pieces. 

 

Estimate: $100 - $200
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$63
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION] A group of nine antebellum abolitionist works, comprising:

VAN BUREN, Martin (1782-1862, president 1837-1841). Africans Taken in the Amistad. Congressional Document, Containing the Correspondence, &c. in Relation to the Captured Africans. New York: for sale at the Anti-Slavery Depository, 1840. 8vo. Reprint of House Exec. Doc. No. 185, 26th Congress, 1st Session. Original publisher's wrappers. Provenance: Fisk University Library (Embossed library stamp). -- MANN, Horace. Speech of Hon. Horace Mann, of Massachusetts on Slavery and the Slave Trade. Philadelphia: Merrihew and Thompson, 1849. Original publisher's wrappers (toned, minor chipping). -- [LYMAN, Darius (1821?-1892)]. Leaven for Doughfaces; Or Threescore and Ten Parables Touching Slavery. Cincinnati: Bangs and Company, 1856. (Dampstaining to edges). Modern green morocco with paper spine label. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 39546. -- HELPER, Hinton Rowan (1829-1909). The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It. New York: Burdick Brothers, 1857. 12mo. Second edition (13th thousand). Howes H-400; Sabin 31271. -- CHEEVER, George B. (1807-1890). God Against Slavery: And the Freedom and Duty of the Pulpit to Rebuke It, As a Sin Against God. Cincinnati: Am. Reform Tract and Book Society, [ca 1857]. Sabin 12400 (earlier edition). -- And 4 others. Together, 9 works in 9 volumes, 12mo and 8vo, condition generally good with some spotting. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
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$313
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION] A group of eight antebellum and Civil War-era pro-slavery works, comprising:

HARPER, William (1790-1847); HAMMOND, James Henry (1807-1864); SIMMS, William Gilmore (1806-1870); DEW, Thomas R. (1802-1846). The Pro-Slavery Argument, As Maintained by the Most Distinguished Writers of the Southern States.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1853. Second edition. Sabin 65736. -- SMITH, William A. (1802-1870). Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery.  Nashville: Stevenson and Evans, 1856. 2 pages of advertisements. Sabin 84742. -- BLEDSOE, Albert Taylor (1809-1877). An Essay on Liberty and Slavery. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1857. 12mo. Second edition. Sabin 5892. -- BROWNLOW, William Gannaway (1805-1877) and PRYNE, Abram (1823-1862). Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated? Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. 12mo. First edition. Sabin 8708 -- VAN EVRIE, John H. (1814-1896). Negroes and Negro "Slavery:" The First an Inferior Race: The Latter its Normal Condition. New York: Van Evrie, Horton & Co., 1861. -- And 3 others. Together, 8 works in 6 volumes, 12mo and 8vo, all but A Review of the Rev. Dr. Junkin's Synodical Speech, In Defence of American Slavery in publisher's bindings, condition generally good, most with spotting. Works from politicians, religious leaders, and medical doctors attempting to justify slavery from moral, scientific, and historical standpoints. 

 

Estimate: $300 - $500
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$250
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[CROLY, David Goodman]. Miscegenation; The Theory of the Blending of the Races Applied to the American White Man and Negro. London: Trübner & Co., 1864.

12mo. Contemporary blind-stamped blue cloth, modern morocco rebacking. 

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, a reprint of the first edition, published New York in the same year: "While the sublime inspirations of Christianity have taught this doctrine, Christians so called have ignored it in denying social equality to the coloured man" (Introduction, p.v). 

Estimate: $200 - $300
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$125
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA -- SLAVERY & ABOLITION -- SLAVE NARRATIVE]. BROWN, B.W. Life in Slaveland. Burnley: Nuttall & Co., 1902.

12mo (125 x 182 mm). (Toning, some spotting). Oringinal publisher's wrappers (some toning, staples oxidized, light wear at corners). 

 

Estimate: $200 - $300
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$125
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[AFRICAN AMERICANA -- CIVIL WAR] Pay document recording the loaning of horses and a "private servant" to the Union Army. N.p., 30 September 1862.

16 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. partly printed document (old creases). 

The document lists the pay, clothing, forage, and subsistence payments for 1 "private servant, not soldier" as well as 2 horses of Samuel Sterne (1826-1901). The servent is listed as a negro named Ben Forrester. Samuel Sterne, a resident of Princeton, IN, enlisted on 10 October 1861 as a first lieutenant and commissioned into the Field & Staff of the 58th Indiana Infantry on 17 December 1861. He was mustered out on 11 November 1864. 

 

Estimate: $200 - $300
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[SLAVERY AND ABOLITION -- CONFEDERATE IMPRINTS]. Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia Passed at Adjourned Session, 1863. Richmond: William F. Ritchie, 1863.

8vo (142 x 225 mm). Marginal summary half-titles. (Toning to edge, offsetting). Disbound (lacking boards and spine). 

A publication of acts passed at General Assembly of Virginia in 1863 in the depths of the Civil War. The statues include several pages devoted on how the taxation and regulation of the enslaved. Also included provisos for slaves called into military service for the Confederacy: "requested by the president of the Confederate States, To call into the service of the Confederate States, for labor on fortifications and other works for the public defence within this state, from time to time, for a period not exceeding sixty days, a number of male slaves between the ages of eighteen and fifty-five years, not exceeding ten thousand at any one time, and not exceeding in any country, city or town, one-fifth of the number of male slaves therein between the ages specified." (p.42) The statue would "require each slaveholder to deliver, on a day and at a place appointed by the court, his quota of slaves to the sheriff or sergeant." (p.44)

Estimate: $100 - $150
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[CIVIL WAR] General Orders No. 17 sentencing a black man to death by hanging. War Department, Washington, DC, 21 January 1863

[CIVIL WAR] General Orders No. 17 sentencing a black man to death by hanging. War Department, Washington, DC, 21 January 1863. 1p, 4.5 x 7 in. "Granson, or Granville," a colored man, was accused of attempted rape of Miss Louise Duferne. Although he pleaded "Not Guilty," he was found "Guilty" by a court-martial on 18 Nov. 1862 and sentenced "...to be hanged by the neck till he be dead..."

Estimate: $200 - $300
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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. Civil War letter from Wayside Hospital, Lynchburg, 1863.

EWING, W.D. ALS, 4pp, Wayside Hospital, Lynchburg, 21 Feb. 1863. To his wife. Mr. Ewing appears to be hospital staff, rather than a patient. He notes that Longstreet is at Chesterfield between Petersburg and Richmond; Jackson is at Port Royal near Fredericksburg. If the army moves any distance, they will have to move the hospital near them. Smallpox is abating, and he still has some "vaccine matter....I was up town a while today Negros sold very high I never heard the like in my life. One boy weighing about 90 pounds brought 1460 & one weighing 75 brought 1350. The speculator said he wouldn't sill [sic] any more negrous [sic] at any such price that no body wanted negrous here today." He also notes the prices of horses, beef, and other items. Most of the rest is typical observations of the town.

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$406
02/26/2021

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