Weishampel: Baltimore, (1859). Hardcover. Good. Item #21-8751
Frontis of Rev. Davis plus one illus. of the African Baptist Chapel, 6 x 4", blindstamped brown boards, gilt lettering on front cover, 86pp + ads. EX-LIBRARY, disbound, covers attached by black archival tape, covers and extremities well worn, lettering lightly rubbed, loose signatures/pp, detached pp. Noah Davis, 1804-1867, was born a slave but was eventually over time able to buy his freedom and that of his wife and their seven children. He wrote this book to earn funds to free his last two children. "Having already, within twelve years past, purchased himself, his wife and five of his children, at a cost, altogether, of over four thousand dollars, he now earnestly desires a humane and Christian public to aid him in the sale of this book..." Rev. Davis was also the founder and pastor at the Saratoga Street African American Baptist Church in Baltimore. SWAF. Extremely SCARCE in any condition.