Hartford [Connecticut]: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Printers, 1873.
Hardcover. First edition. 12mo. 79pp., frontispiece portrait. Publisher's purple cloth titled in gilt. Slight rubbing on spine, a trifle foxed, else a lovely fine copy. A biography of James Williams, a formerly enslaved man who served on the USS *Hornet* during the War of 1812 and was actively engaged in the Black community of Hartford, largely informed by this later role as janitor at Trinity College. Also issued in wrappers. An exceptional copy.