[AFRICAN-AMERICAN NARRATIVE]. HENSON, Josiah (1789-1883). Truth Stranger than Fiction. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life. Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett and Company and Henry P. B. Jewett, 1858.
8vo. Portrait frontispiece. (Some spotting to preliminary leaves.) Original publisher's blue cloth gilt (some slight wear); slipcase. Provenance: W.D. Whitmore (1858 gift inscription). FIRST EDITION of Josiah Henson's autobiography with an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. [With:]
RANDOLPH, Peter (ca 1825-1897). From Slave Cabin to the Pulpit. Boston: James H. Earle, 1893. 8vo. Portrait frontispiece. (A few tears, browning.) Original publisher's pictorial cloth gilt (slight rubbing to spine ends). Provenance: Johnson Publishing Company Library (library stamp). FIRST EDITION of prominent abolitionist, pastor and community leader Randolph's autobiography.
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