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Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430 AD) Epistolae. Liber Epistolarum Beati Augustini Episcopi Hipponensis Ecclesie.

Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430 AD) Epistolae. Liber Epistolarum Beati Augustini Episcopi Hipponensis Ecclesie.

Auction:
3269B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Jul 23, 2019
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430 AD) Epistolae. Liber Epistolarum Beati Augustini Episcopi Hipponensis Ecclesie. [Basel]: Johann Amerbach, [14]93. Folio, second edition of Augustine's letters, More ...

Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) A Yankee in Canada with Anti-slavery and Reform Papers.

Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) A Yankee in Canada with Anti-slavery and Reform Papers.

Auction:
3245T
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - May 08, 2019
Lot:
1190A
Sold for:
$308$250

Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) A Yankee in Canada with Anti-slavery and Reform Papers. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First edition, octavo, bound in publisher's zigzag textured green cloth, More ...

American School, 19th Century      Album of Photographs from the Family of Orrin Freeman (American, 1830-1866)

American School, 19th Century Album of Photographs from the Family of Orrin Freeman (American, 1830-1866)

Auction:
3203B
Auction:
American & European Works of Art - Jan 25, 2019
Lot:
98
Sold for:
$923$750

American School, 19th Century Album of Photographs from the Family of Orrin Freeman (American, 1830-1866), including sixty-five cartes-de-visite, five tintypes, fifteen gem-sized tintypes, and More ...

African American and American Immigrant Studies, Two Titles.

African American and American Immigrant Studies, Two Titles.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$246$200

African American and American Immigrant Studies, Two Titles. James McKaye's (1805-1888) The Mastership and its Fruits: the Emancipated Slave Face to Face with his Old Master, New York: Loyal More ...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Uncle Toms Cabin, First Edition in Paper Wrappers; A Key to Uncle Toms Cabin; Autograph Letter Sig

Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Uncle Toms Cabin, First Edition in Paper Wrappers; A Key to Uncle Toms Cabin; Autograph Letter Sig

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
260
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Uncle Tom's Cabin, First Edition in Paper Wrappers; A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Autograph Letter Signed, and Receipt for Enslaved People. Boston: John P. Jewett & More ...

American School, 19th Century      George Washington's Mount Vernon

American School, 19th Century George Washington's Mount Vernon

Auction:
3167B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Nov 03, 2018
Lot:
317
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

American School, 19th Century George Washington's Mount Vernon Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., in a gilt molded frame. Condition: No obvious damage or evidence of retouch. More ...

Parian Bust of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Parian Bust of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Auction:
3158T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 25, 2018
Lot:
1628
Sold for:
$1,107$900

Parian Bust of Harriet Beecher Stowe, 19th century, the bust mounted on top of two books, one titled "---TOM'S CABIN," ht. 14 1/2 in. More ...

Xenophon ( c.430-354 BC) Xenophon's Treatise of Householde.

Xenophon ( c.430-354 BC) Xenophon's Treatise of Householde.

Auction:
3117B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Jul 20, 2018
Lot:
197
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

Xenophon ( c.430-354 BC) Xenophon's Treatise of Householde. [London: Imprinted in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthelet, printer to the kynges moste noble grace, 1544.] Octavo, title printed within More ...

Grand Jubilee! A Nation Born in a Day. 800,000 Slaves Liberated, the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of British West India Emancipation.

Grand Jubilee! A Nation Born in a Day. 800,000 Slaves Liberated, the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of British West India Emancipation.

Auction:
3103T
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - May 31, 2018
Lot:
1321
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

Grand Jubilee! A Nation Born in a Day. 800,000 Slaves Liberated, the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of British West India Emancipation. Old Colony Railroad broadside printed in wood type, large format, More ...

Moses Brown Silver Lemon Strainer

Moses Brown Silver Lemon Strainer

Auction:
3080B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Mar 03, 2018
Lot:
9
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

Moses Brown Silver Lemon Strainer, Charles Stevens, Providence, Rhode Island, 1765, deep round bowl with slightly flared lip, the bottom with pierced inscription around the outside reads "MOSES More ...

Article About Sugar Cane

Article About Sugar Cane

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
21
Unsold
 

Article About Sugar Cane, 1764, discusses how sugar is made and characteristics of "Negroes," with fold-out engraving of "The Sugar Cane from Its First Planting till its Arrival at Maturity." More ...

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$1,046$850

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes, 18th century. Note: Bilboes are iron restraints placed on the ankles or wrists, most notably used on slave ships to fasten two slaves together. The word bilboes is More ...

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
29
Sold for:
$277$225

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave, 1644. Provenance: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. More ...

DeWolf Archive

DeWolf Archive

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
34
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

DeWolf Archive, 18th to 20th century. Note: Many scholars have argued that it is impossible to understand the wealth created in colonial and early national Rhode Island without understanding the More ...

Universal Gazette   Newspaper

Universal Gazette Newspaper

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
44
Sold for:
$123$100

Universal Gazette Newspaper, Washington, DC, April 2, 1802, Samuel Harrison Smith, printer, includes ad for slaves and reward for a runaway slave. More ...

U.S. v. John Patterson Court Document

U.S. v. John Patterson Court Document

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
56
Unsold
 

U.S. v. John Patterson Court Document, 1812-13, for payment of debt with slaves, framed. More ...

Letter from Robert Doak Describing the Will of Thomas Chambers

Letter from Robert Doak Describing the Will of Thomas Chambers

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
64
Sold for:
$923$750

Letter from Robert Doak Describing the Will of Thomas Chambers, September 21, 1856, Shelby County, Kentucky, who in his will set his slaves free and left them $2,000. More ...

Letter from Joseph Meek of Nashville to a C. Hayes

Letter from Joseph Meek of Nashville to a C. Hayes

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
83
Sold for:
$123$100

Letter from Joseph Meek of Nashville to a C. Hayes, August 27, 1835, concerning an attempt to buy slaves. Note: Joseph Meek was a known slave trader. More ...

Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress, & Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliam

Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress, & Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliam

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
105
Sold for:
$369$300

Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress, & Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, vol. II, Philadelphia, James Parke, publisher, 1808, More ...

Connecticut Legislature Calls for the Gradual End to the "Great National Evil" of Slavery

Connecticut Legislature Calls for the Gradual End to the "Great National Evil" of Slavery

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
106
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

Connecticut Legislature Calls for the Gradual End to the "Great National Evil" of Slavery, 1825, printed document signed by Oliver Wolcott and Thomas Day, transmitting to the Governor of More ...

Small "Anti-Slavery Bazaar" Broadside

Small "Anti-Slavery Bazaar" Broadside

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
111
Sold for:
$523$425

Small "Anti-Slavery Bazaar" Broadside, 19th century, (losses). Note: Anti-slavery bazaars were the most important fundraising and community building events held by female anti-slavery societies More ...

Staffordshire Figure of John Brown with African American Children at His Side

Staffordshire Figure of John Brown with African American Children at His Side

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
118
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Staffordshire Figure of John Brown with African American Children at His Side, c. 1860, ht. 11 in. Note: John Brown (1800-1859) was a leading American abolitionist who believed insurrection was More ...

Tennessee Amnesty Oath for Henry Young

Tennessee Amnesty Oath for Henry Young

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
135
Sold for:
$277$225

Tennessee Amnesty Oath for Henry Young, Rhea County, October 1865, taken in the field. Note: In May 1865, following a similar action by President Lincoln in late 1863, President Johnson More ...

Wedgwood Small Round Tray

Wedgwood Small Round Tray

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
175
Sold for:
$492$400

Wedgwood Small Round Tray, 20th century, embossed "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?," commemorating the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, dia. 4 1/4 in. More ...

My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom

Auction:
3063T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 01, 2018
Lot:
1007
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass, New York & Auburn: Miller, Orton, & Mulligan, 1855, first edition, portrait frontispiece, bound in contemporary full cloth, (worn, frontispiece More ...

Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, F

Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, F

Auction:
3063T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 01, 2018
Lot:
1009
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, From a Common Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana, by More ...

A Preliminary Essay on the Exiled Sons of Africa, Consisting of Animadversions of the Impolicy and Barbarity of the Deleterious Commerc

A Preliminary Essay on the Exiled Sons of Africa, Consisting of Animadversions of the Impolicy and Barbarity of the Deleterious Commerc

Auction:
3063T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 01, 2018
Lot:
1011
Sold for:
$461$375

A Preliminary Essay on the Exiled Sons of Africa, Consisting of Animadversions of the Impolicy and Barbarity of the Deleterious Commerce and Subsequent Slavery of the Human Species; to Which is More ...

Pictures of Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Pictures of Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Auction:
3063T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 01, 2018
Lot:
1012
Unsold
 

Pictures of Slavery and Anti-Slavery, by John Bell Robinson, 1863, Philadelphia, hardcover, (toning, foxing, chipping to some pages). More ...

Stack of Partial and Full Mid-19th Century Newspapers

Stack of Partial and Full Mid-19th Century Newspapers

Auction:
3063T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 01, 2018
Lot:
1039
Unsold
 

Stack of Partial and Full Mid-19th Century Newspapers, including National Anti-Slavery Standard, Christian Register, New York Tribune, The Courier, Christian Register, and The Republic, (losses, More ...

Round Metal Button Picturing "Wm Jackson" and "J.C. Jackson,"

Round Metal Button Picturing "Wm Jackson" and "J.C. Jackson,"

Auction:
3063T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 01, 2018
Lot:
1061
Sold for:
$185$150

Round Metal Button Picturing "Wm Jackson" and "J.C. Jackson," with beaded gold edge. Note: William A. Jackson worked as a coachman and house slave for Jefferson Davis. While working in the More ...