Omaha: Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska, 1977. Edition limited to 200 copies (this, no. 197), 8vo, pp. 59, ; printed in tan and black; original black cloth-backed paste-paper boards, printed paper label on spine; front hinge starting, otherwise fine. Signed by the author or the title page.
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Omaha: Abattoir Editions & the Cummington Press, University of Nebraska, 1974. First edition limited to 430 copies, square 4to, pp. ; 8 drawings by Mall; original tan cloth, illustrated paper label on upper cover; fine. Printed by Harry Duncan, with Robert Fritzmeier and Nicholas Wees on Ragston paper.
[Willetts Point, N.Y.]: printed on the Battalion Press, Corpl. Carmichael & Pvt. Redfield, printers, 1873. 4to, pp. , 16-23,  (i.e. 7 leaves); errata slip tipped in between the first and second leaves; original printed yellow wrappers; nibbling along the bottom edge; all else very good. There are several small ink corrections in a contemporary hand (authorial?). Hagley Museum & Library and Buffalo Historical Museum are the only copies located in OCLC where 13 titles are listed as being printed at the Battalion Press 1872-76, but by 1882 at least 50 had been published.
Montreal, Canada: McGill University, 1931. 8vo; pp. 97; 11 plates printed recto/verso, frontispiece; good or better copy in original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover. Scuffing on lower cover exposing underlying boards, call numbers lettered in white ink on spine. Bookplate showing that the book was donated to library by the author.
Montreal: Medical Museum, McGill University, 1939. Second edition, revised and indexed, 8vo, pp. xiii, , 163; frontispiece, 1 plate, and full-page facsimiles throughout text; ex-library copy minimally marked, some wear to extremities with top spine end chipped away, good and sound in original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on front cover and spine.
London: privately printed, . First edition, first issue; 4to, pp. , 33; original yellow printed wrappers bound in; contemporary olive buckram lettered in gilt on upper cover; extremities browned, mild red ink transfer on the upper wrap, a number of erudite pencil annotations; very good copy. Penzer, noting that the yellow wrappers contained a printed half-title, is frequently misinterpreted as suggesting that there is a half-title page. This is not the case. There is no half-title page, only the half-title as printed on the front wrapper. The first two issues of this title were published by Bernard Quaritch, the first issue omits the Quaritch name and the date from the title. The two issues together did not comprise more than 200 copies, "and Messrs. Quaritch state that under a hundred were sold." Ostensibly translated by Burton, he in fact was its author; written in 1857 under his nom-de-plume Hâjî Abdû Al-Yazdi but it was not published until 1880 by Quaritch. Penzer, p. 97. Casada 84.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1945. First edition, 4to, pp. x, 220, ; 'A Report prepared on behalf of the Standing Conference on London Regional Planning by Professor Abercrombie at the request of the Minister of Town and Country Planning'; with 89 photographic illustrations, 34 drawings, diagrams, maps (some in color, folding), large folding master plan (in 2 parts) inserted at rear pocket; noted city planner Weiming Lu's bookplate on front free pastedown, minor toning, extremities a bit worn, else very good in original beige cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, in a rather chipped and toned dust jacket lettered in black.
v.p., v.d. 1845-1850. Anti-slavery Examiner, no. XI. The Constitution a pro-Slavery Compact: or Selections from the Madison Papers, &c. Second edition, enlarged. New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1845. pp. 131, ; signed "William I. Bowditch"; The Anti-Slavery Examiner, no. 13. Can Abolitionists Vote or Take Office under the United States Constitution? New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1845. pp. 39, ; Spooner, Lysander. The Unconstitutionality of Slavery. Boston: Bela Marsh, 1845. pp. 156; Spooner, Lysander. The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, Part Second. Boston: Belar Marsh, 1847. pp. -281, ; Phillips, Wendell. Review of Lysander Spooner's Essay on the Unconstitutionality, reprinted from the "Anti-Slavery Standard," with additions. Boston: Andrews & Prentiss, 1847. pp. 95, ; The Constitutionality of Slavery. Reprinted from the Massachusetts Quarterly Review. Boston: Coolidge & Wiley, 1848. pp. 48; Substance of the Speech made by Gerrit Smith, in the Capitol of the State of New York, March 11th and 12th, 1859. Albany: Jacob T. Hazen, 1850. pp. 30, ; Bowditch, William I. Slavery and the Constitution. Boston: Robert F. Wallcut, 1849. pp. 156; Stuart, M. Conscience and the Constitution with Remarks on the Recent Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster in the Senate of the United States on the Subject of Slavery. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1850. pp. 119, ; Report of Remarks by Rev. G. W. Perkins, on Mr. Stuart's Book "Conscience and the Constitution," at a meeting in Guilford, August 1, 1859. Commemorative of Emancipation in the West Indies [drop title], n.p., n.d. pp. 28. Together, ten titles in 1 volume, wrappers wanting; contemporary quarter morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt "Anti-Slavery Pamphlets / 3" on spine, with an old accession label at the base of the spine and an old library bookplate showing this was a gift of William Ingersoll Bowditch. Typed index tipped in at the front.
New York: S. W. Benedict, 1845. First edition, 8vo, pp. , v, , , 6-91, ; original green printed paper wrappers; wrappers worn, spine repaired with paper tape, textblock rippled, good and sound. Bouren was a radical abolitionist, who ejected slave holders from his congregation and attacked slave-owning ministers. The church responded by dissolving his congregation and expelling Bourne. "In 1816 he published The book and slavery irreconcilable, the first sustained examination of the relationship between slavery and the Bible in the United States. Bourne categorically condemned slavery as the most immoral form of theft and called for its immediate end. His book proved to be one of the most important works of the early antislavery movement. William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the 19th-century American antislavery crusade, declared that, next to the Bible, no other book had exerted more influence on him." (ANB Online) Sabin 6918; LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 1413.
Concord, N.H. Parker Pillsbury, 1886. 12mo, pp. 75, ; original pink printed wrappers; near fine. "This edition is as near as possible a facsimile of twenty stereotype editions, published and distributed forty years ago in the heat of the moral and peaceful Anti-Slavery conflict, and before the final appeal to bloodshed and slaughter by the slaveholders themselves" (Introductory by the publisher). Wikipedia notes that "Foster (1809-1881) was a radical American abolitionist known for his dramatic and aggressive style of public speaking, and for his stance against those in the church who failed to fight slavery. His marriage to Abby Kelley brought his energetic activism to bear on women's rights. He spoke out for temperance, and agitated against any government, including his own, that would condone slavery. Foster helped establish the New Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society, and belonged to the 'New Hampshire radicals' group within the American Anti-Slavery Society. Foster wrote anti-slavery tracts and published in 1843 a widely discussed book that met with protest and critical response: The Brotherhood of Thieves. At Liberty Farm where they lived, Foster and his wife formed a link on the Underground Railroad, and helped fugitive slaves gain their freedom."
Philadelphia: J. Whetham, 1836. First edition. 12mo, pp. 360; original floral-patterned green cloth; good, with moderate wear to the extremities (especially to the front joint), and moderate foxing throughout. Freeman was a Christian abolitionist who wrote several novels in which he demonstrated theological evidence that American slavery was an evil practice that went against the lessons of antiquity and the Bible.
New York: Committee appointed by the State Convention of the Free Democracy, October, 1854. Folio broadside approx. 14½" x 9¼", text in triple column; previous folds; very good or better. Yale, AAS, and Syracuse only in OCLC. Address of the Free Soil Party, now calling itself the Free Democracy, of New York, in condemnation of the Kansas-Nebraska bill. "Slavery is the one element that disturbs our peace and threatens our stability. Originally sectional and local, it openly aims to become national and universal ... The power of deciding it is in your hands ... Let each citizen, who has felt the insult and wrong of the Nebraska perfidy, remember his personal responsibility, and swell by his vote that record of condemnation which, gathering from state to state, is about to fill Congress with honest representatives, who will convince the slave power that 'there is a North'."
[Washington, D.C.]: Congressional Globe Office, 1851. 8vo, pp. 24; text in double column; self-wrappers; previous folds; very good. With a clipped signature of "A. Mann MC / rec. March 17, 1851" at the top of the first leaf. In 1850 Mann was engaged in a controversy with Daniel Webster in regard to the extension of slavery and the Fugitive Slave Law, calling Webster's support for the Compromise of 1850 a "vile catastrophe," and comparing him to "Lucifer descending from Heaven." Mann was defeated by a single vote at the ensuing nominating convention by Webster's supporters; but, on appealing to the people as an independent anti-slavery candidate, he was re-elected, serving from April 1848 until March 1853.
Washington: printed by J. & G. S. Gideon, 1848. First edition, 8vo, pp. 20; self-wrappers. Mann was elected to Congress in 1848 to fill the vacancy left by the death of John Quincy Adams. This is his first speech to Congress and it left a mark, advocating Congress's right and duty to exclude slavery from the territories, and in a letter in December of that year he said: "I think the country is to experience serious times. Interference with slavery will excite civil commotion in the South. But it is best to interfere. Now is the time to see whether the Union is a rope of sand or a band of steel."
New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1839. Small folio broadsheet, approx. 11¾" x 9½". Generally fine. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana Catalogue 5043, noting publication 1835 - June 1839. Human Rights is very rare. Only the Clements copy in OCLC. Among members of the committee which created this fund-raising resolution are John Greenleaf Whittier and Rhode Island reformer Thomas Wilson Dorr (their names appear in the text of the broadside.) Lewis Tappan was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and in 1839 his house was wrecked by a mob. In 1839-41 he "was the outstanding member of the committee which undertook to secure the freedom of the Amistad captives (see DAB). This fund-raising letter extensively describes the needs and efforts of the Society. In the list of 8 desiderada, Number 4 reads: "Women are efficient and liberal helpers. We have received large contributions from several noble female societies." Dorr's participation is important for its affect upon his contribution to the 1841 Proposed Constitution of the State of Rhode Island's bill of rights, that "went much further than a simple repetition of traditional freedoms...[which] also contained a 'personal liberty clause' that guaranteed the right of trial by jury for fugitive slaves...Here was evident the hand of Dorr, former Rhode Island delegate to the national convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society."--Conley, Democracy in Decline, p. 310.
Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1837. First edition, 12mo, pp. xii, 126; original muslin-backed printed paper-covered boards, the title within an ornate floral frame; edges rubbed and lightly chipped, else very good and sound. Prefatory Note by William Lloyd Garrison. George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878) was a British antislavery orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery through lecture tours and legislation while serving as a Member of Parliament. He was arguably one of the most important abolitionists and human rights lecturers in the United Kingdom and the United States. Not in Howes; Afro-Americana, 10215; American Imprints 47067; Sabin 95499.
Bruxelles: Librairie Universelle de Rozez, 1851. First edition thus, 2 volumes, large thick 8vo, pp. , xxiv, 1152; 1244; lexicon in double column; contemporary calf-backed boards, green gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; edges rubbed, Vol. I upper joint cracked in the middle, textblocks about fine; very good. OCLC does not locate any copies in North America as of January, 2014.