Life and adventures of Robert, the hermit of Massachusetts, who has lived fourteen years in a cave, secluded from human society. Comprising an account of his birth, parentage, sufferings, and providential escape from unjust and cruel bondage in early life - and his reasons for becoming a recluse. Taken from his own mouth, and published for his benefit. Sylvester S. Southworth.
Life and adventures of Robert, the hermit of Massachusetts, who has lived fourteen years in a cave, secluded from human society. Comprising an account of his birth, parentage, sufferings, and providential escape from unjust and cruel bondage in early life - and his reasons for becoming a recluse. Taken from his own mouth, and published for his benefit

Life and adventures of Robert, the hermit of Massachusetts, who has lived fourteen years in a cave, secluded from human society. Comprising an account of his birth, parentage, sufferings, and providential escape from unjust and cruel bondage in early life - and his reasons for becoming a recluse. Taken from his own mouth, and published for his benefit

Providence: printed for H. Trumbull ... price 12 1/2 cents, 1829. First edition, 8vo, pp. 36; woodcut frontispiece portrait within the pagination; modern wrappers; light foxing and toning otherwise very good. "It is a fact well known to almost every inhabitant of Rhode Island, that on the summit of a hill, a few rods East of Seekonk River (within the state of Massachusetts) and about two miles from Providence Bridge, has dwelt for many years, a solitary Hermit bearing the name of Robert ... known to many of the inhabitants of Providence ... for his peaceful and agreeable disposition" (first line of text). Robert Voorhis, an escaped slave ostensibly born in Princeton, N.J., traveled north and became a recluse. "Unusual narrative of a fugitive slave" (Howes). American Imprints 40690; Blockson 3237; Felcone 836; Howes M-377; Sabin 97199. Item #57525

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