Lot 5[AFRICAN AMERICAN NARRATIVE]
SMITH, JAMES L. Autobiography of James L. Smith, Including, Also, Reminiscences of Slave Life, Recollections of the War, Education of Freedmen, Causes of the Exodus, etc. Norwich [CT]: Press of the Bulletin Company, 1881. First edition. Original gilt lettered pebbled cloth. 7 1/2 x 5 inches (18 x 12 cm); portrait frontispiece, 150 pp. A few minor spots to covers and within, the front hinge cracking, a very fine copy overall.
Rare autobiography describing Smith's life as a slave in Virginia, his escape north 1838, and life as a freeman, Methodist minister and shoemaker in Norwich, Connecticut. Blockson 9202; HSP/LCP Afro-Americana Catalog 9524.
C Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman
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