Apx 10.25 " by 8" w/ 350 pages. Hardcover with gilt writing top edge gilt - rough cut edges bottom and side. Book is a medium gray color- see last picture for true color.
Frederick Douglass was an American runaway slave, social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.A scarce memorial volume that "is a record of the spontaneous expression of grief and surprise evoked by the unexpected death of Frederick Douglass". Collects Obsequies at both Washington, D. Including one by Elizabeth Cady Stanton read by Susan B. Anthony, Tender words from loving hearts one from. Preambles and resolutions, poems (including one by Paul Lawrence Dunbar) and sonnets, memorial service addresses and sermons, tributes from the press, reminiscences, and a 12-page biographical sketch.
Photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have 100+ years of wear to varying degrees. Boards - very secure, staining and discoloration - the staining on the spine continues onto the back apx 3" by 6"- I apologize, the lighting wasn't co-operating tonight , 2 small dents to the back cover. Pages very secure /the frontis is taped from the back side -hard to tell if this one done by the binder, or later. Spine ends - good - curled / spine with stains & discoloration!Very good - tops ones a bit bumped. Inner hinges - very good. Pages - generally very clean. A few small spots / end papers spotty. Writing - long inscription on the front paste down - To Dr Flick..... From Dr Mossell, xmas 1933. Rips /folds - none that I saw. Other: - gilt on cover still quite bright. A VERY RARE book to add to your library. Please Add me to your Favorites list. AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice. T can take up to 14 days to get back East [rare, but it does happen] I use. This book is very old and. May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! My nose doesn't work like it use to. So the old book smell doesn't bother me. As far as I can tell -this book smells fine. The item "X RARE In Memoriam FREDERICK DOUGLASS SLAVE ANTIQUE BOOK BLACK AMERICANA" is in sale since Sunday, January 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Books". The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.