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Henry Bibb
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave Written by Himself, with an Introduction by Lucius C. M
New York: Self-Published by the author, Henry Bibb, 1849. Rarely found Slave Narrative in need of care; like the subject matter, often these books were not well-cared for . . . this copy fits that category. Text block only with a reproduction of the original engraved Frontispiece tipped in; the engraving was made by Patrick Henry Reason, one of the earliest African American engravers and lithographers. New archival endpapers attached (For the purposed of protecting the text block) without covers, this is a binding copy in need of preservation and new covers. Foxing throughout, more so on the beginning pages; Numerous early pages chipped along the front edge; Final page number 207, which is part of the press endorsement quotes is torn and missing the bottom half. Regardless of these flaws the book is worth the attention it needs.Check out my additional listings for Rare Slave Narratives and Abolitionist Writings. This is a very rare slave narrative and recognized as one of the more literate of that genre. Born in Kentucky to an enslaved woman named Mildred Jackson, Bibb was the son of James Bibb, a Kentucky State Senator and a white man. Bibb eventually found his way to Canada, settling permanently there, where he became an acknowledged leader of his people. He was both publisher and editor of a Canadian abolitionist newspaper titled, The Voice of Freedom. Check out my additional listings for Rare Slave Narratives and Abolitionist Writings.
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