A Narrative Of the Uncommon Sufferings, And Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, A Negro Man,... Servant to General Winslow, Of Marshfield, in New-England; Who returned to Boston, after having been absent almost Thirteen Years
Publisher: The Library of Congress; The Easton Press
Edition: Facsimile edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 43529
14pp. Sextodecimo [18 cm] A facsimile produced by photographing the original book in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. For the paper stock, an acid-free, gently speckled, husk-colored sheet made by the Crosse Pointe Paper Corporation of Saint Paul, Minnesota was selected as the best match to the paper used in the original documents. Bound with genuine leather corners and spine, printed marbled covers taken from the original, and stamped in 22kt gold on the spine. Fine condition. Publisher's prospectus laid in.
Part of the Treasures of the Library of Congress series. This is the first slave narrative independently printed in the North American colonies. The first edition originally printed in Boston by Green & Russell, in 1760, is held in the Library Congress collection, and is one of only two known extant copies.