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  • THE LIBERTY BELL by [Anti-slavery] Friends of Freedom; Maria Weston Chapman, editor; Elizabeth Barrett Browning and others, contributors.
    [Anti-slavery] Friends of Freedom; Maria Weston Chapman, editor; Elizabeth Barrett Browning and others, contributors.
    THE LIBERTY BELL

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: National Anti-Slavery Bazaar, 1856. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A small book containing prose and poetry about the evils of slavery by many contributors, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, N. Tourgueneff, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Martineau, Lydia Maria Child and Maria Weston Chapman. Chapman, along with three of her sisters and several other women, founded the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1834 and was one of the staunchest supporters of the abolitionist cause, Starting in 1839, 'The Liberty Bell' became one of the items sold at the Anti-Slavery Fair: it was modeled after popular gift books of the time with gilt edges and embossed covers. This volume is notable for the first publication of a long poem…

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    Boston: National Anti-Slavery Bazaar, 1856. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A small book containing prose and poetry about the evils of slavery by many contributors, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, N. Tourgueneff, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Martineau, Lydia Maria Child and Maria Weston Chapman. Chapman, along with three of her sisters and several other women, founded the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1834 and was one of the staunchest supporters of the abolitionist cause, Starting in 1839, 'The Liberty Bell' became one of the items sold at the Anti-Slavery Fair: it was modeled after popular gift books of the time with gilt edges and embossed covers. This volume is notable for the first publication of a long poem "A Curse for a Nation" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (the second of her poems to appear in the Liberty Bell) and this copy is of special interest because it is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the abolitionist and editor of these books, Maria Weston Chapman. The inscription reads "John Harrison, Esq from his friend M W Chapman" and is dated at Weymouth, Massachusetts on Jan 31, 1856. An historically significant book with an uncommon inscription by the woman who was the founder of the Boston Anti-Slavery fair and the guiding spirit behind these publications.

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    Condition: Very good in the original royal blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and a gold illustration of the liberty bell on the front cover; corners bumped, some foxing, notably to the illustrated title page and tissue guard, but the binding is tight and sturdy and most of the pages are quite white and supple. Better than average condition for these relatively fragile books. Maria Weston Chapman's signature is quite scarce; this is only the second inscribed copy which we have handled.

    Book ID: 68095
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  • Davis, David Brion, editor.
    ANTE-BELLUM REFORM.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1967. A selection of papers, by authors including Martin Duberman, Lee Benson, John Thomas, Davis, and others, looking at different aspects of the topic. A title in the 'Interpretations of American History' series.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 23697
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  • Goodheart, Lawrence B.
    ABOLITIONIST, ACTUARY, ATHEIST: Elizar Wright and the Reform Impulse.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kent, OH: Kent State University Press 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first scholarly biography of Wright. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. 280 pages. ISBN: 0-87338-3974.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 16658
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  • BURY THE CHAINS: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves. by Hochschild, Adam.
    Hochschild, Adam.
    BURY THE CHAINS: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. SIGNED first edition - An account of "the first grassroots human rights campaign, in England, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world" - a movement which started with 12 men meeting in 1787 and spread from there. Among those involved were John Newton, the former slave ship captain who wrote 'Amazing Grace;' ex-slave Olaudah Equiano, Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson who devoted his life to the cause. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, extensive source notes, bibliography, index. 467 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52047
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  • LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF ARMY LIFE: or, Pen Pictures from the Battlefield, the Camp, and the Hospital by Lyle, Rev. W. W. [William Wallace], 1828-1893.
    Lyle, Rev. W. W. [William Wallace], 1828-1893.
    LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF ARMY LIFE: or, Pen Pictures from the Battlefield, the Camp, and the Hospital

    Edition: First edition.

    Cincinnati, R. W. Carrol & Co., 1865. Hardcover first edition - When Lyle first came to America in 1848, he immediately joined the hated abolitionists and at the time war broke out, he was the pastor of a prominent anti-slavery church in Troy, Ohio. In 1862, 862, he received the commission of Chaplain in the Eleventh Ohio Infantry, and remained with that regiment until it was mustered out at the close of its three years' service. The regiment saw hard service in Western Virginia and was afterward transferred to the Army of the Potomac, under Gens. Pope and McClellan, participating in the second battle of Bull Run and in those of Frederick, South Mountain and Antietam. Having also studied…

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    Cincinnati, R. W. Carrol & Co., 1865. Hardcover first edition - When Lyle first came to America in 1848, he immediately joined the hated abolitionists and at the time war broke out, he was the pastor of a prominent anti-slavery church in Troy, Ohio. In 1862, 862, he received the commission of Chaplain in the Eleventh Ohio Infantry, and remained with that regiment until it was mustered out at the close of its three years' service. The regiment saw hard service in Western Virginia and was afterward transferred to the Army of the Potomac, under Gens. Pope and McClellan, participating in the second battle of Bull Run and in those of Frederick, South Mountain and Antietam. Having also studied the medical profession as an avocation, Lyle was doubly useful as an effective helper in taking care of the wounded, Lyle was consequently recognized officially in this capacity and was placed on field hospital work through the remainder of the service from the time of the battle of Bull Run. This book contains a vivid first hand account of the many battles he was present at, as well as discussing the needs of the soldiers- both spiritual and physical. xii, 403 pp, plus 4 pp publisher's ads

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    Condition: Good overall in original embossed green cloth - some fraying to the ends of the spine, rubbing to the lettering, other shelfwear, offsetting to the title page and some very light scattered foxing. Pages are supple, binding is still sturdy and book is easily readable.

    Book ID: 55171
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  • Olds, Bruce.
    RAISING HOLY HELL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.). First edition - The author's first book, a complex historical novel based on the life of the ardent abolitionist John Brown, who was hanged after his failed raid on Harper's Ferry. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29433
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  • Olds, Bruce.
    RAISING HOLY HELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a complex historical novel based on the life of the ardent abolitionist John Brown, who was hanged after his failed raid on Harper's Ferry. Publisher's letter laid in. ISBN: 0-8050-38566.

    Condition: Very good+ in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29436
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  • COMMUNE ON THE FRONTIER: The Story of Frances Wright. by [Wright, Frances, 1795-1852] Stiller, Richard.
    [Wright, Frances, 1795-1852] Stiller, Richard.
    COMMUNE ON THE FRONTIER: The Story of Frances Wright.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of a woman born in Scotland in 1795, who came to America in 1818 as a young woman because she believed in freedom - she wrote books, founded a commune, published a radical newspaper, spoke out against slavery, organized religion and for women's rights. A title in the Women in America Series. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xiix, 259 pp. ISBN: 0-690204019.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78697
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