(New York). (American Anti-Slavery Society). (1838). 1st Printing, presumed. 16 pp. Couple engravings. 4" x 2-3/4". Paper leaves, sewn. Printed in black. Now housed in a mylar sleeve. A VG/G copy. Seems to be missing the cover wrappers. Edges and corners are rubbed, joint tender, foxing and age toning throughout. Item #47468
"The Slave's Friend (1836-1838) was an anti-slavery magazine for children produced by the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS). The short-lived magazine was the first abolitionist magazine targeted to a juvenile audience in the United States.
The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), established in 1833 by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan, was one of the leading abolitionist organizations in the United States during the first half of the 19th Century. In June 1835 the AASS planned the launch of an array of publications to advance its anti-slavery agenda. These were to include three adult periodicals —The Emancipator, Human Rights, The Anti Slavery Record — as well as a monthly for young readers, The Slave's Friend.
A total of 38 numbers of the magazine were produced, with the final issue of the publication in 1838 assigned Volume IV, Number 2." [wiki]
This is the final issue of this short live children's anti-slavery magazine.