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    Mrs. Frances Anne Kemble. The Views of Judge Woodward and Bishop Hopkins on Negro Slavery at the South. [Philadelphia: privately printed, 1864]. First edition.

    More Information: [Slavery and Abolition]. Mrs. Frances Anne Kemble, (Late Butler). The Views of Judge Woodward and Bishop Hopkins on Negro Slavery at the South, Illustrated from the Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation. [Philadelphia: privately printed, 1864]. First edition of this pamphlet about the evils of slavery, as seen from a Christian point of view. Octavo. 32 pages. Original printed wrappers. With a woodcut illustration of a man with a scourged back ("A Photographic View of a Badly-whipped Slave") after the famous photograph of Private Gordon. Some minor wear and soiling to wrappers, and a short, curved tear to the front wrapper. Overall, a near fine copy of this rare and fragile item.  This pamphlet was published to coincide with the release of a notorious photograph of Private Gordon, an African-American soldier who was captured and tortured by Rebel soldiers on Christmas Day, 1863. Blockson 10196. Sabin 37330. DeRenne, page. 656.

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