Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. 513,pp. 12mo. Brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Hinges shaken but sound. Ownership signature on front flyleaf. Internally very clean. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM66
First edition of a collection of papers regarding the actions of John Brown at Harpers Ferry, by journalist and anti-slavery activist James Redpath. Included is a dedication to Haitian President Fabre Geffard, and papers by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Wendell Phillips among other supporters of the abolitionist movement. Also included are letters sent to John Brown while in jail awaiting execution. The riot at Harpers Ferry and Brown's subsequent hanging incited outrage among northerners which historians credit as the catalyst of the Civil War. HOWES R119.