The Kidnapped and The Ransomed


Important and scarce narrative of slave Peter Still, brother of William Still, one of the most well-known and prolific Underground Railroad conductors. With an Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May; and an Appendix by William H. Furness, D.D. 5 x 7.5 inches with 409 pages, plus a few pages of ads featuring some of the most important abolitionist literature ever published, "My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass, "Twelve Years A Slave: The Story of Solomon Northrup," "Our World, or Annette: The Slaveholder's Daughter" and others. The book is a fast-paced narrative, written in the adventure style popular in that era. Fair condition: edges show heavy wear, especially at top and bottom of spine; foxing throughout, heavy wear at hinges, which appear to have been repaired at some point. Former fraternal organization bookplate on front endpaper. Soil. Binding is holding tight. Two frontispiece plates: "The Kidnapped and The Redeemed" and "Mr. Clay's Overseer Outwitted." The two plates are facing and separated by original tissueguard.



  • The Kidnapped and The Ransomed: Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina" After Forty Years of Slavery 
  • Kate E. R Pickard
  • William T. Hamilton, 1856
  • First edition