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Twelve Years a Slave, with excellent associations  

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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



xvi, [17]-336 pp. Frontispiece and six plates. (12mo), 19x12.5 cm. (7½x5"), original blindstamped cloth. Second Edition.

An early printing of this important slave narrative. The basis for the 2013 Academy Award winning movie of the same title. Ownership signature on front free endpaper 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." Stroud added substantially to this work in 1856. Northup's work was dedicated to Stowe.

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Wear and fading to cloth, extremities rubbed, exterior back cover started; front and back hinges started, internal foxing and offsetting; overall very good.

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