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[WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)]. The American Museum: or R...

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[WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)]. The American Museum: or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces… Volume V. Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1789. January issue only. 8vo (206 x 121 mm). Boards missing, spine heavily worn, text toned, soiled, foxed. FIRST EDITION. On p. xv on the List of Subscribers, Washington is mentioned at the bottom: “His Excellence gen. Washington, late commander in chief of the Armies of America, marshal of France, &c. &c.” On pp. 61-62 is an article promoting the abolition of slavery and the relief of “free negroes, unlawfully held in bondage…” Article is about Dr. James Derham, an African-American “practitioner of physic” who had been born into bondage, but became a highly trained doctor, after being bought and sold to several masters; his many virtues are praised in this article.

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[WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)]. The American Museum: or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces… Volume V. Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1789. January issue only. 8vo (206 x 121 mm). Boards missing, spine heavily worn, text toned, soiled, foxed. FIRST EDITION. On p. xv on the List of Subscribers, Washington is mentioned at the bottom: “His Excellence gen. Washington, late commander in chief of the Armies of America, marshal of France, &c. &c.” On pp. 61-62 is an article promoting the abolition of slavery and the relief of “free negroes, unlawfully held in bondage…” Article is about Dr. James Derham, an African-American “practitioner of physic” who had been born into bondage, but became a highly trained doctor, after being bought and sold to several masters; his many virtues are praised in this article.

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