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    [Slavery]. Lafcadio Hearn. Youma; the Story of a West-Indian Slave. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First edition. Publisher's decorative cloth with title labels on front cover and spine. Spine sunned and leaning. Backstrip peeling with some loss. Some toning, rubbing, bumping and edgewear to extremities. Front and rear hinges cracked. Some toning to endpapers. Bookplates. Good.

    Hearn's melodramatic novel about the beautiful and heroic Youma was based on an actual occurrence during the Martinique slave rebellion. It was published in May, 1890, in an edition of 1, 250 copies. [Afro-Americana 4690. BAL 7921. Perkins, p. 20. Wright III: 2621].



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