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Northup, Solomon
Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana
Derby and Miller. Buffalo: Derby, Orton and Mulligan. London: Sampson Low, Son & Company, Auburn, 1854. Later printing ("Twentieth Thousand"). Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and 6 wood-engraved plates. xiv, [17]-336 pp. 8vo. Abolitionist George M. Stroud's Copy. Northup's account of his kidnapping and enslavement. Northup (1808-1863?), a free man living in New York with his family, was promised employment by two con men who drugged and kidnapped him, selling him into slavery in Louisiana. His book recounts the remarkable series of events that lead to his eventual freedom and was the source for the Oscar-winning film of the same name. "His narrative, Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, far more than just a personal memoir, provides a detailed and fascinating portrait of the people, circumstances, and social practices he encountered. His account of the slave market, his fellow captives, and how they were all treated is especially vivid" (ANB) With the ownership siganture of George M. Stroud, a Philadelphia judge whose 1827 work "A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United States of America" was the first substantial legal treatise on slavery in America, and served as a resource for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Drummond, p. 86; Sabin 55847; Blockson 10165 (recording a later issue). Provenance:George M. Stroud (signature to front free endpaper) Publisher's embossed brown cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Gilt dulled, cloth frayed with split along rear joint, rear endpaper cracked, contents to … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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