Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1845. First Edition. Octavo, xvi, 125 pages. In Good condition. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with lettering in gilt and stamping in blind. Spine cocked, upper inch of spine beginning to peel up, some discoloration to boards. Front gutter loosening, with front board only attached with strings. Light tide-marks along fore, top, and bottom edges, scattered dog-ears, two small pieces of gunk to page 115, lacking engraved portrait frontispiece of Douglass, all front and rear blanks. RL Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
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Frederick Douglass's famous memoir of his life as an enslaved man that served as one of the most important pieces of literature in the abolitionist movement. It sold 5,000 copies within the first four months of its publication, and by 1850 over 30,000 copies of the Narrative had been published. Following its publication, Douglass left New England and spent two years in England and Ireland for fear of being recaptured. References: Sabin 20711.