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Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes 1868  

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

Keckley, Elizabeth

New York

G.W. Carleton



371, + [8] ad pp. Portrait frontispiece. (8vo) 18.4x12.8 cm (7¼x5"), maroon cloth rebacked with original spine strip laid down, 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. Previous owner's bookplate, rubber stamp from different owner on front free endpaper. 

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Some soiling and wear to cloth, slight lean to spine; hinges repaired, light foxing, rear free endpaper chipped; very good.

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