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Solomon Northup Twelve Years a Slave  

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Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River, In Louisiana

Northup, Solomon


Derby and Miller



[4 ad], 336 pp. Frontispiece and six plates. (8vo) original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition, Eighth Thousand.

An early printing of this important slave narrative. The basis for the 2013 Academy Award winning movie of the same title.

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Ex-library with stamps on title page and final leaf of text. Spine split along front joint and with a horizontal tear near center; edges worn, name on endpapers; foxing throughout; good only.

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