Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, First Battle Creek Edition, 1878

TRUTH, Sojourner (Isabella "Belle" Baumfree, ca 1797-1883), [Olive GILBERT (1801-1884) and Lloyd GARRISON (1805-1879)]. Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time.  Battle Creek, Michigan: Privately Printed, 1878. 

8vo. (127 x 191 mm). Half-title, frontispiece. (Pencil correction on p. 134, faint signs of dampstaining to the margins). Publisher's flexible brown cloth, gilt title to board. (Gilding faded, dampstaining to boards, bumped corners).  

FIRST BATTLE CREEK EDITION. Based on the first edition published in Boston, this Battle Creek edition was published to raise money for Truth who was then living in Battle Creek. Very scarce, no copies known to have come to the market in the last 20 years. Blockson 3434-3435; Schomburg 326.92; Hampton Catalogue 1289. 

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