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EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF UNCLE TOM JONES: WHO WAS FOR FORTY YEARS A SLAVE ALSO THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF WILD TOM, OF THE ISLAND RETREAT, A FUGITIVE NEGRO FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
New York: George C. Holbrook, 1854.. 56pp. Gathered signatures, stitched, lacking wrappers. Some soiling, rumpling to the edges, a few tears to the last leaf. Very good. A later edition, after the original Worcester edition of 1849 and several interim printings. Thomas H. Jones was born a slave near Wilmington, N.C. on the John Hawes plantation. He left North Carolina in 1849 for Massachusetts, having sent most of his children and his wife ahead. He became involved in the anti-slavery movement, and in 1851 he fled slave catchers, settling in St. John, Newfoundland. Jones returned to Massachusetts in 1853. He wrote this narrative to raise money to purchase a son still living in North Carolina. The second part of the pamphlet contains an account of Wild Tom, a fugitive slave from South Carolina, excerpted from the anti-slavery novel THE SLAVE by Richard Hildreth. Illustrated with two wood engravings on the same leaf. Neither Sabin nor Howes was aware of this 1854 New York printing. A scarce double slave narrative, with only seven copies in OCLC. HOWES J243. SABIN 36611. OCLC 191227301.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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