Sale 2471 - Printed & Manuscript African Americana, March 29, 2018

195 197 195 c   DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Three Addresses on the Relations Subsisting between the White and Colored People of the United States. 68 pages. 8vo, early plain wrappers, stapled, lacking backstrip, with title in manuscript on front wrapper; minimal wear to contents. Washington, 1886 [1,000/1,500] A compilation of three speeches delivered in Louis- ville, 1883; and inWashington, 1885 and 1886. Not in Blockson or Afro-Americana, and none traced at auction. 196 c   (DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.) Gregory, James M. Frederick Douglass the Orator. 24 leaves of plates (some double-sided). 309 pages. 8vo, publisher’s gilt pic- torial cloth, moderate wear; one leaf and three plates detached. Springfield, MA, [1893] [300/400] An early biography of Douglass by an African-American professor at Howard University. Blockson 2857. with —a related letter from a white student named Lottie B. Powell to her cousin Alice. In part: “The next [lecture] is by Hon. Frederick Douglass, the noted colored man. I am very anxious to hear him, for as Prof. Philips said, it will very likely be the last chance as he is an old man, and they had some difficulty in getting him even now.”West Chester State Normal School, PA (nowWest Chester College), 20 January 1895. 197 c   (DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.) [Thompson, Samuel W.; designer.] Souvenir spoon commemo- rating the life of Frederick Douglass. Silver-plated spoon, 6 inches in length; minimal wear. [Chicago, IL, 1896] [500/750] This spoon features a relief portrait of Douglass, with a chain design running up the handle noting the key events in his life on each link, and his name on verso.The design is illustrated in the 9 February 1896 issue of the Chicago Tribune. Designer Samuel W.Thompson, “the only colored traveling salesman for a jewelry house in this country,” produced it as “a tribute from a colored man to the great negro statesman.”A Douglass spoon with a different design was copyrighted in 1895 by Purdy & Peters of Providence, RI.The present example was owned by the family of Ebenezer Bassett, a friend and colleague of Douglass (see lot 193).