[AFRICAN AMERICAN NARRATIVE] [BROWN, WILLIAM J.]. The Life of William J. Brown, of Providence, R. I. With Personal Recollections of Incidents in Rhode Island.
Providence: Agnell, 1883. First edition. Original gilt lettered cloth. 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (19 x 12 cm); 230 pp. Text toned, front hinge cracked and blank loose, the binding with a faint spot on the upper cover and lightly rubbed, generally a fine copy.
Very rare first edition of the narrative of William J. Brown, born in 1814 the son of a free Black man and Native American woman in Providence, Rhode Island. We trace no copies at auction.
C Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman
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