The Emancipation Proclamation. [Inscribed by Author]
The Emancipation Proclamation. [Inscribed by Author]

The Emancipation Proclamation. [Inscribed by Author]

Centennial history of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation


Centennial history of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation which freed 3.5 million enslaved African Americans. The “evolution of the document in the mind of Lincoln, the circumstances and conditions that led him to make it public [...] its moral and humanitarian significance for contemporary as well as later generations (dust jacket blurb).”

This copy inscribed by the author, John Hope Franklin (1915–2009), celebrated African American academic, author of the now-classic From Slavery to Freedom (1947), past president of the American Historical Association, and recipient of the Presidential Medial of Freedom.


Description: The Emancipation Proclamation. [Inscribed by Author]

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963. [2], x, 181pp. First Edition. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s quarter green cloth and paper boards; illustrated, price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Frontispiece with faint crease lines, possibly a printing mishap. Very good to Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket.

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Price: $65.00