Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Pressing Issues.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Northampton, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 2020. Moser, Barry. Octavo. 122, (3)pp. One of sixty copies. Frontispiece portrait of Frederick Douglass and thirteen additional engravings, all printed on sheer vintage Whatman mould made sheets. Barry Moser’s images bear a harrowing darkness in both content and execution. Their depictions of torture and enslavement grip the viewer with a grievous discomfort that amplifies, rather than distracts from, Douglass’ recounting of his lived experience of those very same events. The publication of this edition marks the 175th anniversary of the narrative’s first appearance, and the 50th anniversary of the first publication by the Pennyroyal Press. In his publisher’s note, Moser reckons with his own history in the American South and responsibility toward Black voices. The result is a thoughtful production, haunting in its resonance and focused in its artistry. Bound in full tan cloth with a paper label inset on the front cover and marbled endpapers, housed in a dropback box. Very fine. Item #30088

Price: $1,350.00