A History of the Amistad Captives; Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut.; Compiled from official sources by John W. Barber. John Warner Barber, comp.
A History of the Amistad Captives; Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut.; Compiled from official sources by John W. Barber.
A History of the Amistad Captives; Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut.; Compiled from official sources by John W. Barber.
A History of the Amistad Captives; Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut.; Compiled from official sources by John W. Barber.

A History of the Amistad Captives; Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut.; Compiled from official sources by John W. Barber.

New Haven, CT: E.L. & J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers, 1840. First edition. 8vo. (2), [3]-32 pp. Large folding frontispiece with a wood-engraved image depicting the uprising on board the ship, with text below, 38 wood-engraved portraits, mostly in silhouette, one small wood-engraved map, two wood-engraved illustrations. "Fifty-Four slaves mutinied near Cuba, murdered part of the crew, and caused the remainder to sail into Long Island Sound and the jurisdiction of American courts. Piracy charges were quashed ... in 1841 the Supreme Court declared the negroes free. Private charity provided their transportation back to Africa" (Dictionary of American History). Sabin 3324. American Imprints 40-480. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 881. Not in Work or Blockson catalogue. Rare in trade, with no copies recorded at auction for the past 35 years (ABPC, 1976-2011). However, a copy sold this past March at the annual Swann Galleries African-Americana sale, achieving $20,400 (lacking the outer wrappers). Central fold of the frontispiece repaired, portion of the lower margin cut away (not affecting text), lower corner of title page also cut away (not affecting text), outer corners through text folded or worn, some rather insignificant interior soiling and foxing. Original reddish-brown wrappers (spine eroded, rather heavily chipped around the edges). (#5917). Item #58758

Price: $16,500.00

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