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    Four Slave Narratives, including: Josiah Henson. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life. [and:] Solomon Northup. Twelve Years a Slave. [and:] Pierre Toussaint. Memoir. [and:] Booker T. Washington. Up From Slavery. All good or better

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    This lot: Josiah Henson. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company/Cleveland: Henry P. B. Jewett, 1858. Octavo. xii, 212 pages. Introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Brown cloth with blind-stamped decorative blind-stamped boards and gilt lettering; yellow endpapers. Binding cocked. Extremities worn. Name in crayon and lending library label to front pastedown. Top corner clipped from front free endpaper. Generally very good. [and:] Solomon Northup. Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, From a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana. New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. Later printing ("twenty-eighth thousand"). Octavo. xvi, 336 pages. Illustrated portrait frontispiece. Engraved illustrations. Original brown cloth with blind-stamped pictorial boards and gilt lettering. Yellow endpapers. Extremities worn. Very good. [and:] Pierre Toussaint. Memoir of Pierre Toussaint, Born a Slave in St. Domingo. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1854. Small octavo. 124 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece (tissue has been removed). Blind-stamped tan cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Water stain to front board; boards rubbed and worn; gilt on spine dulled. Top quarter of a blank preliminary page has been cut away; rear free endpaper missing. Child's pencil scribble to portrait. Pencil gift inscription to front free endpaper. Good or better. [and:] Booker T. Washington. Up From Slavery, An Autobiography. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. First edition. ix, 330 pages. Portrait frontispiece, behind tissue. Publisher's Gilt-stamped red cloth. Top edge gilt. Binding slightly cocked; head of spine fraying a bit. Extremities worn. Front hinge starting. Generally very good.

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