The Freedmen’s Book.
Notable for the numerous contributions by African American writers: Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Jourdan Anderson, J.M. Whitefield, Charlotte L. Forten, Frances E.W. Harper, “George Horton, a Slave” and “Mingo, a Slave”. The rest of the writings are dominated by Child. Collection of poems, essays, fiction, vignettes.
Description: The Freedmen’s Book.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. 277, 21 (ads), [3 (ads)]pp. First Edition. 12mo. Original blind stamped cloth with gilt (dulled) spine lettering. Slightly shelf cocked; spine with fading; Dedication page with rough fore-edge and small paper loss; some foxing. Overall, a very good tight copy.
Work p311. Blockson Catalogue 2873. BAL 3199.