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HE "SLIPPED OFF HIS IRONS… I TOLD HIM TO FOLLOW ME AND HE JUMPED INTO THE BOAT QUICK"

BEARSE, Austin. Reminiscences of Fugitive-Slave Law Days. Boston, 1880.

First edition of the dedicated abolitionist’s account of his work for the Boston Vigilance Committee in fighting the Fugitive Slave Law, documenting his "daring rescues of captured fugitives with his sleek 36-foot sloop, the Moby Dick" with frontispiece of his ship, rare in original wrappers. $1650.

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“ONE OF THE FEW SURVIVORS WHO FOUGHT AND BLED FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE”

(TRUMBULL, Henry) (POTTER, Israel). Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter. Providence, 1824.

First edition, first issue, of the "remarkable story" of Revolutionary soldier Israel Potter, who fought at Bunker Hill, was taken prisoner, escaped in England and survived years of exile, the inspiration for the 1855 novel by Melville, with woodcut-engraved frontispiece. $950.

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“MY GOOD FRIEND!”

(SENDAK, Maurice) MELVILLE, Herman. Pierre or the Ambiguities. New York, 1995.

"Kraken Edition" of Melville’s quixotic novel, “the missing link between the literary culture of the Enlightenment and that of Modernism,” radically edited by Melville scholar Hershel Parker and wonderfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak, inscribed on the half title to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth Graham, My good friend! Maurice Sendak March '96" $650.

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