Stockholm: Bokforlaget Minerva, 1909. 240pp. Illustrated. Original quarter orange cloth and pictorial paper-covered boards, gilt spine titles. Moderate scuffing to edges, minor soiling and rubbing. Very good. Item #3368
A profusely illustrated Swedish edition of Fredrick Douglass's second memoir, My Bondage and My Freedom. The illustrations begin with the cover, showing a stylized scene of slaves in a tropical setting and a portrait of a young African American man intended to represent Douglass. The frontispiece is a much more recognizable representation of Douglass, captioned, "Frederik Douglass. Negerslafven, som blef en af Amerikas storste man" which translates roughly to "Frederick Douglass. Negro, who became one of America's greatest men." In addition to these, the text is interspersed with twenty-three illustrations accompanying Douglass's life story. OCLC records only three copies, two in Sweden, and another at the University of Minnesota.