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Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave  

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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, written by himself.

Bibb, Henry

New York

[Henry Bibb]



x, 13-207 pp. Illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece of author by P.H. Reason with tissue guard, and additional unattributed engraved drawings throughout the text. 18.3x12 cm (7¼x4¾"), original red cloth, decorations and lettering in gilt. Third stereotype edition.

A scarce narrative of an ex-slave during the antebellum period. Bibb would die suddenly at the age of 39 just before slavery was abolished in the British Empire and a full decade before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Lot Amendments

Rubbing to ends of spine and corners of boards; front hinge cracked, marginal foxing throughout; good.

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