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Complete Works - SUMNER Charles - 1900. 
1900 - SUMNER, Charles. His Complete Works. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1900. Twenty volumes. Octavo, contemporary full red levant morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt-panelled boards, doublures, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $4800.Limited "Statesman" edition, number 300 of only 1000 copies, beautifully bound.Charles Sumner (1811-74), Senator from Massachusetts, was the leading voice in national government against slavery in the 1850s. After delivering a fiery oration against the Kansas-Nebraska act and the Fugitive Slave law in 1856-millions of copies of which were eventually sold in the North-he was brutally beaten on the Senate floor by Representative Preston S. Brooks, and act which outraged the Northern public and swayed significant public sympathy towards the abolitionists. He continued throughout his life to serve in the Senate and advocate the cause of abolition, and, after the war, of the newly freed Black men and women. Bookplates.A beautifully bound and unopened set in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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