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The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave

by Leonard Todd

Hardcover, 317 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $25.95 |

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Traces the story of a slave known only as Dave, formerly owned by the author's ancestors, who became a singular pottery artist of the nineteenth century, in an account that describes Dave's bold decision to reveal his literacy by signing and inscribing poetry on many of his works. 17,000 first printing.

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