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Lot 214: William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
  • William Lloyd Garrison sgd verse & THE LIBERATOR
   
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Description: [Slavery/Garrison, Wm. Lloyd] 2 Items incl. signed verse by William Lloyd Garrison and copy of THE LIBERATOR from 1858. ++ 8 lines of verse handwritten by William Lloyd Garrison, signed by him. 1st leaf reads: “Set fools and upstarts boast they find/ in ancestry, and a’ that/ A higher rank to them assigned-/ mankind are one, for a’that!/ For a’ that, and a’ that/ A pompous air, and a’ that; It matters not how born or bred, We’re of one blood, for a’ that!/ William Lloyd Garrison/ Boston, Feb. 3, 1879.” 2nd leaf: “Would be glad to send the autographs of some of the more prominent abolitionists if I had any to spare./ W. L. G.” Lined paper, 7 x 4 3/4 within matting. Sight condition very good, short tear to left portion of 1st leaf’s fold. Later ink notation in upper margin of 1st leaf (“Autograph, with a sentiment”). Under glass. Not examined out of frame. ++ Front page from: THE LIBERATOR. Aug. 6, 1858 (Vol XXVIII, No. 32, Whole No. 1442). William Lloyd Garrison editor. Bottom of left column: “Glorification of the Union.. Hon. Jefferson Davis, being among the passengers on board the ship Joseph Whitney, from Baltimore, bound to Boston, on the 4th of July last, he was called upon to make an address, and complied. We give from the report of the harangue the following extract: ‘This great country will continue united. Trifling politicians in the South, or in the North, or in the West, may continue to talk otherwise…' ” Other articles include a reprint of an article from the Washington Union, “Abolitionists in England and the United States;” 2 letters to the editor; and an Independence Day speech by Harriet Ward Beecher. Folio. Minor foxing, sight condition otherwise very good. Matted, under glass. Not examined out of frame.

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