The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division. The New York Public Library
DescriptionFrontispiece: engraved portrait of Equiano, signed: "W. Dinton pinxt. D. Orme sculpt". Engraved illustration opposite page 205, titled "Bahama Banks, 1767", signed "Barnes & Co Sc".After having been first taken from West Africa to Barbados, and then to Virginia, the author arrived in England aged 12 in 1757. This was the beginning of a life spent mainly at sea or in the West Indies until he was granted his freedom. This was a pivotal text for the anti-slavery movement, and in this edition the author claims in his foreword that his reputation had been smeared by the pro-slavery lobby."--from book dealer's description.
Personal Narratives Early Works To 1800 Biography