(Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society)
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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- Julia Griffiths, editor. Autographs for Freedom. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1853
- Paper, Ink
8vo (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.; 190 x 118 mm). Facsimile signatures of all contributors; some scattered foxing, but a crisp, clean copy. Publisher's blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Brick-red buckram clamshell case.
FIRST EDITION OF AN ANTHOLOGY OF ABOLITIONIST SENTIMENTS SOLICITED BY THE ROCHESTER LADIES' ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY. Proceeds from the sale of the book were to be "devoted to the dissemination of light and truth on the subject of slavery throughout the country."
Contributors include WILLIAM H. SEWARD, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, HORACE MANN, WILSON ARMISTEAD, JOHN MURRAY, THE BISHOP OF OXFORD, THE EARL OF CARLISLE, HORACE GREELEY, AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS.