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    Olaudah Equiano's Story

    Olaudah Equiano. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. London: [Olaudah Equiano], 1790.

    Third edition enlarged. Octavo. 359 pages.

    Custom full brick cloth with leather spine label and gilt titles. Folding plate is splitting along center fold. Pages are toned with occasional light foxing and soiling. Minor toning to textblock throughout with light thumbing. A very good copy.

    Equiano's account of his life as a slave, beginning with his childhood in Guinea, his capture and sale into slavery by his own kin, and his life in England and the West Indies before purchasing his freedom and converting to Christianity. A widely cited autobiography that also grew in importance as the abolitionist movement gained momentum.

    Sabin 22714.


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