by Snowden, Reverend John Baptist; Thomas Baptist Snowden, and Houston D. Snowden
New York: Vantage Press Inc, 1980. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Scarce. Signed on the front pastedown by one of the authors, Houston D. Snowden: "To: Mrs. Catherine Mueller Best Wishes Houston D. Snowden 12/6/'81." The moving story of Rev. John B. Snowden and his decendants. Born a slave in Maryland in 1801, he realized very early in life that he had a thirst for learning, a strong desire for freedom, and a calling to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He tells eloquently of his stuggle to learn to read, to earn the money needed to purchase his freedom, to raise a happy family, and to serve God and man as a Methodist minister .... the second part of the book is about his descendants and their reminiscenes (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In gold dust jacket with black title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket, soiling to front cover, and minor rubbing. Signature from previous owner to rear pastedown. The interior remains clean and bright. 138 pages. MD/070716. (Inventory #: 29584)
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