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(Clarke, Lewis and Milton).

NARRATIVES OF THE SUFFERINGS OF LEWIS AND MILTON CLARKE, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America, Dictated by Themselves.

Bela Marsh: Boston. 1846 Two portraits, 7.5 x 5, blindstamped brown cloth, gilt lettering, 144 pp including appendix. Covers/corners extremely well worn but lettering is still bright and sharp, spine cocked and peeling, outer/inner hinges cracked, portrait of Lewis Clark almost detached and lacks tissue guard, portrait of his brother has a defective tissue guard, name sticker on ffep, endpapers soiled, lacks rear free endpaper, scattered foxing, light toning/soiling/creasing, a few edge tears, occasional contemporary ink marks, contents still tight, a poor man's copy of a scarce title. In the index there is a section called "Questions and Answers" in which Lewis Clark lists the questions people have asked him along with his answers. A sampling of the questions: "Are families often separated? How many such cases have you personally known?" "What do they do with old slaves, who are past labor?" "What makes them wash slaves in salt and water after they whip them?" Originally published in 1845 with the title "Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke, During a Captivity of More than Twenty-Five Years, Among the Algerines of Kentucky, One of Those So-Called Christian States of North America" and written by Lewis Garrard Clarke. In the preface to Milton's story it is indicated that 3,000 copies of Lewis' story were sold and that there was a demand for more. Therefore, the 1846 edition is an enlarged edition of the 1845 printing. NUC and Wright Howes 463. Sold as is.


Book Id: 99-0002

Price: $195.00

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