1855. Item #75419
DRAYTON, Daniel. PERSONAL MEMOIR OF DANIEL DRAYTON, FOR FOUR YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS A PRISONER (FOR CHARITY'S SAKE) IN WASHINGTON JAIL; INCLUDING A NARRATIVE OF THE VOYAGE AND CAPTURE OF THE SCHOONER PEARL. Boston: Published by Bela Marsh; New York: American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1855. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. 122 pp. Slim 12mo., brown cloth, gilt-stamped title to top board. Ex-library; only a bookplate to front pastedown and no other marks. Binding is sound but sunned at spine, with shallow loss at crown, and soiled on lower board. Light foxing to frontisp. and t.p. The final text leaf has a short, closed tear at the fore-edge. Overall, a very good copy. Dayton was convicted of helping slaves escape to Washington, D.C. (Sabin 20912).