Boston: Published at the Anti-Slavery Office, 1845.
First edition, first printing. xvi, 125 pp. Publisher's original brown cloth binding stamped in blind, with titles in gilt on upper board. Good. Lean to binding. Cloth worn at extremities and shallow chipping to spine ends. Owner name in pencil to front free endpaper and bookplate to verso of first blank sheet with slight loss to leaf at bottom corner there, staining to preliminary sheets, contents toned and with sporadic staining. Title page starting to detach at bottom third of binding. The first edition of the first book by Frederick Douglass, describing his years in captivity in Maryland and his eventual escape and involvement in the abolition movement. Item #140945676