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    [Slavery]. The Southern Literary Messenger: Devoted to Every Department of Literature and the Fine Arts, Vol. IX, Jan.-Dec., 1843. Richmond: B.B. Minor, 1843. Small quarto. Contains on pages 237 - 238: two original poems, perhaps here first published, by the slave George Moses Horton (1797 - 1883), celebrated two years later in a book of his poetry as "The Colored Bard of North Carolina." Contemporary quarter calf binding with gilt titles over paper marbled boards. Ex-library copy with bookplates and ink-stamps. Front joint and hinge cracked. Some rubbing and edgewear to extremities. Some foxing throughout. Good.


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