Lot 99 of 457:
Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1st Edition 1st Issue  

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Title:
Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839
Author:
Kemble, Frances Anne
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1863
Description:

337 + [10] ad pp. (8vo) 19.2x12.2 cm (7½x4¾"), original brown cloth, decorative designs blindstamped, lettering and decorations on spine in gilt. First American Edition, first issue.

Important anti-slavery work in the form of the author's letters and journal, kept in 1838-39 at a cotton and rice plantation in the sea islands of Georgia and describing deplorable conditions. First issue with the ads and word "about" repeated on line 6, page 314 (Howes K70). Bookplate of Nellie E. Cook on endpaper with humorous poem.

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Condition:
Rubbing to ends of sunned spine and corners of boards; toning to edges of textblock, interior bright throughout; very good.
 
Item number:
301825
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