Scarce first edition (1849) antiquarian book, "Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb." First published in 1849 and largely unavailable for many years. An extremely important story. Reader's Copy -- This book is in poor condition, but it is a fascinating object that reflects the many years this story has compelled readers to read about the life of slavery first-hand. The majority of pages are in good shape, though some have small or medium tears. Foxing throughout, insect damage, water stains; hinges are cracked, loose; binding is weak, loose and extremely worn. 206 pages.
"I was brought up in [Kentucky]. Or, more correctly speaking ... I was flogged up; for where I should have received moral, mental, and religious instruction I received stripes without number, the object of which was to degrade and keep me in subordination. ... I have been dragged down to the lowest depths of human degradation and wretchedness, by Slaveholders."-Henry Bibb