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The Life and Adventures of Olaudah Equiano; Or Gustavus Vassa, the African: From an Account Written by Himself

Abridged by A. Mott. ; To which are added Some remarks on the slave trade, &c.
Format
Book; Online; EBook
Published
New York : Published by Samuel Wood & Sons, no. 261 Pearl-street. R. & G.S. Wood, printers, 1829.
Language
English
Variant Title
Gustavus Vassa
Description
36 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 18 cm
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • "Juvenile books, published by Samuel Wood & Sons, New York.": page [4] of cover.
  • "The Negro's prayer. The following Prayer was penned by a Black Man, a slave, in the lower part of Virginia, and was presented by him to his master ... Written in 1790.": page 36.
  • Title vignette, of kneeling slave, with captions "Am I not a man and a brother" (above) and "Ah pity human mis'ry, human wo! 'Tis what the happy to the unhappy owe" (below).
  • Illustrations are wood engravings by Alexander Anderson.
  • "Having, for several years, been one of the committee to visit the Female Department of the African Free School in New York ... I have observed that the tickets given to the pupils, as rewards ... have a very favourable tendency. ... Similar observations induces me to believe that there is scarcely any thing which can be given to a child as a premium for good behaviour which has a better tendency than a book. This belief prompted me to attempt an abridgement of the Memoirs of Gustavus Vassa, the African ..."--Preface on verso of title page, signed and dated: A.M. [that is, Abigail Mott] Hickory Grove, 6th mo. 1825.
Local Notes
Contemporary tan/orange stiff paper; publishers' printed wrappers. Housed in urple/red cloth flapcase, with spine titled in gold.
ACQ: 11037; Morrill; 1/22/1959.
Cited in
Shoemaker, R.H. Checklist of American imprints for 1820-1829, 38484
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 98662
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