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Auction 193, Lot 745

Rare National Era Anti-Slavery Pamphlet

"[Anti-Slavery] Specimen Copy – Supplement to the Era. Facts for the People",

Subject: Document - Anti-Slavery

Period: 1855 (published)


Color: Black & White

6 x 9.6 inches
15.2 x 24.4 cm
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The intent of this 16-page publication appeared in its appeal to supporters: “In connection with the National Era, it is thought desirable to print monthly a smaller publication, devoted exclusively to the Anti-Slavery Cause, at so low a rate as to adapt it to the widest possible circulation.” Among the articles is a sarcastic congratulatory review of the “first elaborate poem, we believe, ever written in praise of slavery.” The National Era was the most prominent abolitionist newspaper of its time, noted for printing Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a serial before its book publication. First issue. Printed by Buell & Blanchard in Washington. Original string ties, never bound in a volume. We found no past sales records and only one institutional example on OCLC.


Condition: B

There is scattered foxing and light toning.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2023