The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, Who Was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2nd, 1859, for an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; With Notices of Some of His Confederates. Ed Richard D. Webb.
The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, Who Was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2nd, 1859, for an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; With Notices of Some of His Confederates

The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, Who Was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2nd, 1859, for an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; With Notices of Some of His Confederates

London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1861. Decorative Cloth. An unusually tight, well-preserved copy of the 1861 true 1st edition. Clean and VG+ to Near Fine in the publisher's original bevelled, chocolate-brown boards, with bright gilt-titling along the spine and decorative blindstamping and rule to the panels. Impressive albumen, oval-shaped portrait of John Brown (the daguerrotype taken by Benjamin Battels in 1855) at the frontispiece, with his printed inscription ("Farewell God bless you Your Friend John Brown") beneath it. Light, forgiveable spotting at the endpapers and pastedowns, very light foxing to the preliminaries. One of the key early assessments of John Brown's life, including reflections on his martyrdom by the renowned transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and the noted abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, among others. Also includes a post-Harper's Ferry interview with Brown, as he was preparing for his inevitable execution. Very Good +. Item #20020

Price: $4,500.00

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