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FREDERICK DOUGLASS

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Frederick Douglass II

"FREEDOM FIGHTER, STEELY VISIONARY, WISE PROPHET AND ELDER STATESMAN"

SHAHN, Ben. Frederick Douglass II. Washington, D.C. 1965.

Original large 1965 silkscreen print of Frederick Douglass, number 222 in a series of only 250 signed and numbered by artist Ben Shahn, based on an 1870 carte-de-visite photograph by George Schreiber likely taken when Douglass was in Philadelphia for a celebration of the 15th Amendment. Shahn, who used his art to express the "indestructibility of the spirit of man," here honors Douglass' lifelong command of his own portraits as a weapon in "one the great battles in American history—the battle between racist stereotypes and dignified self-possession." A beautiful print handsomely framed. $2600.

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Frederick Douglass III

"FREEDOM FIGHTER, STEELY VISIONARY, WISE PROPHET AND ELDER STATESMAN"

SHAHN, Ben. Frederick Douglass III. Washington, D.C. 1965.

Original large 1965 silkscreen print of Frederick Douglass, number 222 in a series of only 250 signed and numbered by artist Ben Shahn, based on a cabinet card photograph by Charles Milton Bell, whose 1881 portrait of Douglass became the "engraved frontispiece for a printing of Life and Times (1882)." Shahn, who used his art to express the "indestructibility of the spirit of man," here honors Douglass' lifelong command of his own portraits as a weapon in "one the great battles in American history—the battle between racist stereotypes and dignified self-possession." A beautiful print handsomely framed. $2600.

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Frederick Douglass IV

"FREEDOM FIGHTER, STEELY VISIONARY, WISE PROPHET AND ELDER STATESMAN"

SHAHN, Ben. Frederick Douglass IV. Washington, D.C. 1965.

Original large 1965 silkscreen print of Frederick Douglass, number 222 in a series of only 250 signed and numbered by artist Ben Shahn, based on a cabinet card photograph taken the year before Douglass' death by studio photographer Dennis Bourdin in Boston, when Douglass was on a lecture trip with his grandson. Shahn, who used his art to express the "indestructibility of the spirit of man," here honors Douglass' lifelong command of his own portraits as a weapon in "one the great battles in American history—the battle between racist stereotypes and dignified self-possession." A beautiful print handsomely framed. $2600.

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Frederick Douglass

"THE GHOSTS OF ONE ERA HAUNT THE HOUSES OF THE NEXT"

CHESNUTT, Charles W. Frederick Douglass. Boston, 1899.

First edition of Chesnutt's biography that "shows Douglass' influence on one of America's greatest Black writers" —a "double first" for Beacon Biographies, its "first volume on an African American subject" and its first "by an African American biographer"—a beautiful copy. $2500.

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Five Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

"IT IS NOT IN THE POWER OF HUMAN LAW TO MAKE MEN ENTIRELY FORGET THAT THE SLAVE IS A MAN"

(SLAVERY) (AMERICAN & FOREIGN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY) (ANTI-SLAVERY EXAMINER). Five Anti-Slavery Pamphlets. New York, 1835-53.

Sammelband of antebellum anti-slavery pamphlets and periodicals, including two issues of the Anti-Slavery Examiner; a first edition of the 1853 annual report of the American & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, which includes Frederick Douglass' powerful address arguing against the Liberia plan; a first edition of the proceedings of the 1835 New York Anti-Slavery Convention; and a 1836 first edition of the Third Annual Report of the Anti-Slavery Society. $1900.

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Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials

"THE MOST VIOLENT EPISODE IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT"

(DOUGLASS, Frederick) HENSEL, W.U. Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials. Lancaster, PA, 1911.

First edition of Hensel's comprehensive report, including much newly documented information in print for the first time, detailing the famed 1861 Christiana riot and treason trials that challenged the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act when a slave owner was killed trying to seize fugitive slaves at the farm of an ex-slave and a crowd of mainly black neighbors fought to protect the fugitives, with Frederick Douglass hailing the uprising as "the battle for liberty at Christiana" and aiding the fugitives' escape to Canada. Published on the 50-year anniversary of Christiana with extensive new coverage of the uprising, the indictments of 35 blacks and five whites—"the largest number of treason indictments in U.S. history (as of 1984) for a single incident or crime"—and ultimately the treason trials that failed to convict any of the accused. With 12 full-page illustrations. $1600.

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Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials

"THE FIRST GENUINE BATTLE FOR FREEDOM SINCE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAD FAILED TO RID THE COUNTRY OF SLAVERY"

(DOUGLASS, Frederick) HENSEL, W.U. Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials. Lancaster, PA, 1911.

First revised edition, second overall, issued same year as the first commemorative report published on the 60-year anniversary of the notorious 1851 fugitive slave uprising in Christiana—"the most violent episode in the struggle against the Fugitive Slave Act"—with Frederick Douglass hailing the uprising as "the battle for liberty at Christiana" and aiding the fugitives' escape to Canada, featuring extensive reportage on the uprising, the indictments of 35 blacks and five whites—"the largest number of treason indictments in U.S. history (as of 1984) for a single incident or crime"—and ultimately the treason trial that failed to convict any of the accused. $900.

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