[LIBERIA] A group of works.
Includes The African Repository and Colonial Journal. Washington: American Colonization Society, 1828--1873. Approximately 275 issues in all, mostly original wrappers but those for 1854-1865 bound in five volumes. Various sizes and paginations. Some wear, wrappers detached etc., an intermittent but very extensive run beginning at volume IV, No. 6 and continuing through 1873. Old institutional accession and release stamps on many covers; together with HOYT, WILLIAM B., Rev. Land of Hope. Reminiscences of Liberia and Cape Palmas with incidents of the voyage. Hartford: Henry J. Fox and Wm. B. Hoyt, 1852. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt and stamped in blind. 6 3/8 x 4 inches (16 x 10 cm); 220 pp. Light wear to binding, small pale stain to upper corner of the text block, clear of the text; and The New Republic. Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1850. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth, covers stamped in blind. 6 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches (15.5 x 9.5 cm); 252 pp. Head and foot of binding worn, some soiling, slight lean, name in ink on front free endpaper.
A good, though imperfect run of an important journal that supported the migration of free American Blacks to Africa. The publisher, the American Colonization Society, did not advocate emancipation per se, but rather worked to free slaves (sometimes by purchase) and return them to Africa, settling them in Liberia. Even an incomplete run such as the present is exceedingly uncommon in commerce and is of importance for study of colonization. The two ancillary works included in this lot both relate to Liberia and the efforts of the Society.
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