The History and Adventures of Jack Mansong, The Famous Negro Robber, and Terror of Jamaica

Otley [England]: Printed by William Walker, [circa 1835].

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Hardcover. Edition unknown. 24mo. 24pp. Bound in later half cloth and papercovered boards. Fine. Book for juvenile audience about a ferocious black robber, leavened at the end by condemnation of the slave trade, with a final wood engraving of the iconic image of a kneeling slave and the caption "Am I Not a Man and a Brother" on a banner above the image. Publication information about this title is confusing and occasionally contradictory, with two Scottish and two English editions. *OCLC* seems to locate about a half dozen copies by this publisher over three records, attributing it to as late as 1860 (probably much too late) and as early as 1835, which seems more likely to us. A very uncommon title and edition.

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The History and Adventures of Jack Mansong, The Famous Negro Robber, and Terror of Jamaica
The History and Adventures of Jack Mansong, The Famous Negro Robber, and Terror of Jamaica
The History and Adventures of Jack Mansong, The Famous Negro Robber, and Terror of Jamaica