Lot 6 of 457:
William Still's The Underground Railroad  

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The Underground Rail Road. A Record of Facts, Authentic, Narratives, Letters, &c, Narrating the Hardships Hair-breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in their Efforts for Freedom....

Still, William


Porter & Coates



4 ad, [4], 780 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author with 24 engraved plates. (8vo) 23.3x16 cm (9¼x6¼"), decoratively debossed green cloth rebacked with original cloth spine strip laid down, gilt cover emblem, lettered in gilt on spine, all edges gilt, brown-coated endpapers. First Edition. 

William Still was an African-American abolitionist based in Philadelphia. He was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist. Before the American Civil War, Still was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. He directly aided fugitive slaves and also kept records of the people served in order to help families reunite.

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Light wear; rubbing and small chips to endpapers, front pastedown with a clipping of Daniel in the lion's den affixed, previous owner's name written on endpapers, light foxing, occasional closed tears, some marginalia in pen, occasional creases; very good.

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