Lot 6 of 522:
Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes 1868  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$960
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Behind the Scenes. Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

Author:
Keckley, Elizabeth

Place:
New York

Publisher:
G.W. Carleton

Date:
1868

Description:

371, + [8] ad pp. Portrait frontispiece. (8vo) 18.4x12.8 cm (7¼x5"), original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

After purchasing the freedom of her son and herself, she was employed as a dressmaker in the home of Jefferson Davis and then by Abraham Lincoln, while in the White House.


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Condition:
Chips at spine ends, rubbing to edges and corners; hinges cracked, chip to top corner of rear free endpaper, a few spots; about very good.


 
Item number:
307657
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