Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave

Collection Data

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 (Author)
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
Barker, Joseph (Printer)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 (Inscriber)
Gilson, Huldah B. (Former owner)
Newell, Anne M. (Former owner)
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938 (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1846
Place: Wortley, near Leeds [England]
Publisher: Printed by Joseph Barker
Edition: Third English edition.
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare B-Douglass (Douglass, F. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. 1846, 3d ed.)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
African American abolitionists
Abolitionists -- United States
Antislavery movements -- United States
Fugitive slaves -- Maryland
Slaves -- Maryland
Slaves -- Maryland -- Social conditions
Slaves -- United States
Plantation life -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century
Authors' presentation inscriptions
Citation/reference: Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906 (2nd ed.), 3234A
Statement of responsibility: written by himself.
Content: Includes Preface to the second Dublin edition, Preface to the first American edition signed at end by Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq., Postscript, Appendix, Critical notices, "American slavery. Report of a public meeting held at Finsbury Chapel, Moorfields, to receive Frederick Douglass ... May 22, 1846" (p. [133]-166), and "To the friends of the slave" (p. [167]-170).
Content: This Narrative, the autobiography of Frederick Douglass, was expanded in 1855 under the title My bondage and my freedom. In 1881, it was further extended as the Life and times of Frederick Douglass, and in 1893 completed and revised under the same title.
Ownership: Copy in Sc Rare B-Douglass (accession no. B591686) inscribed: in ink on recto of free endleaf preceding frontispiece portrait "Huldah B. Gilson from her sincere friend Frederick Douglass. Lynn, Mass. 29 April 1847." ; Inscribed: in pencil on same leaf "To Anne M. Newell." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
Physical Description
Extent: Xviii, 170 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 19 cm.
Type of Resource
Library of Congress Control Number: 16008183
RLIN/OCLC: 5521441B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11759323
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ef14cae0-dae1-013a-150e-0242ac110003
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