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Trio of Florida Territory Newspapers Containing News Relative to Slavery, Incl. Runaway Slave Advertisements

Lot of 3. Floridian Advocate. Tallahassee, Florida Territory: William Wilson, April 14, 1831. Vol. II. No. 34. 4pp, 13.25 x 19.875 in. Contains local news and ads from Tallahassee, printed over a decade before Florida statehood. 

The Floridian. Tallahassee, Florida Territory: William Wilson, June 1, 1833. Vol. IV. No. 42. 4pp, 13.5 x 20.25 in. Very rare Florida Territory newspaper containing inside page illustrated ad offering a $20 reward for the return of a runaway slave to his "owner" in Tallahassee, as well as a back page illustrated runaway slave ad from Leon County, Florida Territory.

Florida Herald, and Southern Democrat. St. Augustine, Florida Territory: James M. Gould, July 8, 1842. Vol. VIII. No. 7. Contains prominent front page bold headline and five columns of text relating to slavery in Florida in 1842.

Rare group of Florida Territory newspapers.  

Condition:

Floridian Advocate: fully separated at central horizontal fold. Toning to issue. Inked notation on front page, top margin, with slight ink burn. Few scattered spots. Light folds. 

The Floridian:  fully separated at central horizontal fold. Few scattered spots throughout. Light folds lines. Inked notation on front page, top margin. Nice, bright issue. 

Florida Herald: fully separated at central horizontal fold. Toning/scattered spotting. Horizontal fold at center, with front page reinforced with scotch tape. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$750
11/15/2019

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