Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Two Books From a Fervent Anti-Slavery Activist

    L. Maria Child. Two Books, including: L. Maria Child. Fact and Fiction: A Collection of Stories. New York: C. S. Francis & Co./Boston: J. H. Francis, 1847. First edition. Small octavo. 282 pages plus 6-page publisher's catalog. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamped decorations. Pale yellow endpapers. Spine ends chipped. Rear joint splitting. Extremities lightly rubbed. Interior quite clean. Very good. Works by the popular author, including stories with anti-slavery themes. [and:] [L. Maria Child, editor]. Harriet Ann Jacobs (writing under the pseudonym "Linda Brent"). Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself. Boston: Published for the Author, 1861. First edition. Octavo. 306 pages. Edited by L. Maria Child. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and boards containing a blind-stamped flower and borders. Binding cocked. Boards worn and faded. Lettering on spine ("LINDA") so faint as to be all-but-illegible. Front hinge starting; rear hinge broken. Binding loose. Overopened at a couple of places; one signature hanging by a cord. Foxing and large areas of dampstaining throughout. Good. One of the first autobiographical slave narratives by a woman, with much on the sexual harassment and abuse female slaves suffered. From the title page: "Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of degradation involved in that word, SLAVERY; if they had, they would never cease their efforts until so horrible a system was overthrown."

    L. Maria Child (1802-1880) was a widely-read writer and an activist for many causes (the abolition of slavery, women's rights, Indian rights, etc.). She was a fervent supporter of anti-slavery societies and was a member of the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society. She often wrote fiction with abolitionist themes, but she is perhaps best-remembered as the author of the popular poem "Over the River and Through the Woods."

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 811

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788