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ABOLITIONIST THOMAS FOWELL BUXTON'S COPY

(BUXTON, Thomas Fowell) SCHON, James Frederick and CROWTHER, Samuel. Journals of the Rev. James Frederick Schon and Mr. Samuel Crowther. London, 1842.

First edition of this account of attempts to interrupt the slave trade by striking treaties with African nations and introducing Christianity, with a double-page frontispiece map of the Rivers Niger and Tshadda. The copy of abolitionist Thomas Fowell Buxton, whose book, The African Slave-Trade and its Remedy, is mentioned in the preface. $2200.

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"THE BEGINNING OF AN ERA OF HARD-HITTERS AMONG WOMEN"

BJURSTEDT, Molla and CROWTHER, Samuel. Tennis for Women. Garden City, 1916.

First edition of tennis champion Molla Bjursted's 1916 guide to tennis strategies for women, with 16 full-page illustrations including frontispiece of Bjursted, who married in 1919 and is known as Molla Mallory. "She won the U.S. championship four times in a row between 1915 and 1918 and captured the title a fifth time in 1920," going on to make history by winning more U.S. singles championships than any woman, or man, to date. $500.

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