HENSON, Joseph (1789-1881). Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Father Henson's Story of his Own Life. Boston; Cleveland: John P. Jewett & Co., Henry P. B. Jewett, 1858.

8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece. (Some minor spotting or staining.) Original brown cloth gilt. Provenance: Mary Schermerhorn (gift inscription from Mary L. Hedge, Cambridge, October 1859).

FIRST EDITION of the autobiography of Josiah Henson, whose life story inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin, with an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Sabin 31433.

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