Item #17733 The Re-Captured Negro. Bound with Some Account of the Late John Sackhouse, the Esquimaux and The Good Example. Abolition Antislavery.
The Re-Captured Negro. Bound with Some Account of the Late John Sackhouse, the Esquimaux and The Good Example
The Re-Captured Negro. Bound with Some Account of the Late John Sackhouse, the Esquimaux and The Good Example

The Re-Captured Negro. Bound with Some Account of the Late John Sackhouse, the Esquimaux and The Good Example

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Sherwood, Mary Martha. The Re-Captured Negro. Newark: Benjamin Olds, 1823. Frontispiece engraving.Hardcover, 72 pages. Duodecimo. Quarter calf boards. Multiple inscriptions by former owner including one rhyme: "Miss Mary Jane, steal not this book, for year of shame." An anti-slavery children's story by an officer's wife who briefly visited Africa. She tells the saga of an adolescent boy named Dazee, captured in Sierra Leone and sent across the Atlantic in an illegal slave ship. The ship was intercepted by a naval vessel, and Dazee was returned to Sierra Leone under the care of a benevolent missionary. This work is bound with an account of the Greenland Inuit, John Sackhouse, chronicling his life as a stowaway before living among the English. This work is often found bound with the History of Prince Lee Boo. Missing pages 119-122, with ¾ of each page torn out from page 111-118. This affects the John Sackhouse section, as well as the beginning of a section called a Good Example. A 2 by ½ inch uneven section missing from the upper portion of the frontispiece. Corner of the last blank end paper missing. The rest of the text block is intact and present, with no other tears or pieces missing. Heavy darkening to the rear cover. Moderate scuffing to edges and covers. Overall in fair condition .Not in the Rosenbach or Welch bibliographies of American children's books, or in Afro-Americana; Blockson 7226 (listing only a later English edition); Shaw & Shoemaker 6792. Rare.

Item #17733

Price: $450.00