Anti-slavery "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" token. N.p., n.d. 26 mm white metal token (residue, light wear, light adhesive residue to reverse). Obverse shows a supplicant kneeling enslaved man in chains originally designed by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade and popularized by Josiah Wedgwood when he used it on his abolitionist Jasperware cameo medallions produced in the late 18th century. The image and phrase became popular among abolitionists including the American Anti-Slavery Society. Reverse blank.
[THOMAS, William (d. 1836?)]. The Enemies of the Constitution Discovered. New York: Leavitt, Lord, & Co., 1835. Contemporary textured and embossed cloth, gilt spine titles (cloth toned and darkened, wear to extremities). Sabin 19264. -- STIRLING, James (1805-1883). Letters from the Slave States. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1857. Contemporary half dark green morocco with marbled boards gilt, spine 6 compartments with 5 raised bands gilt with red morocco gilt spine label in one, edges marbled. Provenance: John Tennant & Margurite Tennant (bookplates). Sabin 91845. -- AUGHEY, John (1828-1911). The Iron Furnace: Or, Slavery and Secession. Philadelphia: William s. & Alfred Martien, 1863. Contemporary textured brown cloth, gilt spine titles. Aughey was a southern Union-sympathizer Presbyterian minister who described himself as a "refugee from Mississippi." Sabin 2377. -- DODGE, D. Stuart (1836-1921), editor. Memorials of William E. Dodge. New York: Anson D.F. Randolph and Company, 1887. Contemporary dark green cloth. -- Together, 4 works in 4 volumes, all FIRST EDITIONS, 12mo and 8vo, bindings as described, condition generally fine.
Provenance:The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr
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