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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...



Item # 650776

November 26, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, November 26, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.
The entire front page & much of page 2 are taken up with: "The Life Of Daniel Webster - A Sermon Preached at The Melodeon...by Theodore Parker". Other articles include: "Thurlow Weed on the Lemmon Slaves" "Second Anti-Slavery Festival" "To the Friends of Humanity" and more.
Four pages, two folds with some creases, foxing at folds and some wear & minor tears at margins, some archival mends at fold junctures.
A very fine and rare opportunity for one of the more sought-after titles of the 19th century.

Item from Catalog 276 (released for November, 2018)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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$5,800.00