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A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut. Compiled from authentic sources
New Haven, Ct.: Published by E.L. & J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers. 1840. First. First edition. Octavo. 24pp. (of 32). Large folding frontispiece with contemporary hand-coloring. 38 wood-engraved portraits in silhouette, one small wood-engraved map, two wood-engraved illustrations. Modern period-style wrappers. Lacking the final 12 pages of text. modest staining mostly confined to the upper margins, a nice, very good copy with the important folding frontispiece bright and attractive. The frontispiece illustration depicts the uprising on the ship, with the slaves attacking their Spaniard captors, with text below. "Fifty-Four slaves mutinied near Cuba, murdered part of the crew, and caused the remainder to sail into Long Island Sound and the jurisdiction of American courts. Piracy charges were quashed. in 1841 the Supreme Court declared the negroes free. Private charity provided their transportation back to Africa" - Dictionary of American History. Sabin 3324. American Imprints 40-480. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 881. Exceptionally uncommon in the trade. Sadly, while this copy lacks the last dozen pages, it has the very important engraving. .
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