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Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist; from 1855 to 1865
Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchinson, 1876. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. 8vo, Brown cloth with gilt type on spine and front cover which also has black border and decorations. [12], xii, [2], [1]-203pp., frontispiece, illustrated. Scattered foxing, mostly to the first and last few pages, some modest rubbing to the spinal extremities and a small, unobtrusive paint splash on the rear board, a sound and attractive very good or better copy. Ross was very active in the Underground Railroad in Canada, the border states and the South, particularly in New Orleans, Alabama and Kentucky. He was imprisoned for inciting slaves to escape and consulted on numerous occasions with both John Brown and, later, with Abraham Lincoln. , Inscribed by the author to the son of John Brown (John Brown Jr.): "Presented to John Brown, Jr. with the Author's affectionate regards. Toronto, Canada. April 2, 1878." This copy represents an excellent link to John Brown (Ross knew and met) via his son, John Brown, Jr. who took over the leadership of his family and continued his father's activities after this father's death in 1859., First edition published in 1875. This edition includes letters of commendation for the book (not included in the first edition) from Harriet Beecher Stowe, J.G. Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lydia Maria Child, Mary Brown (widow of John), William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith, Lucretia Mott, Wendell Phillips, William Gladstone, Guisuippe Garibaldi and many others. Also includes sentiments contributed exclusively to the second edition from William Cullen Bryant and William Lloyd Garrison. Work p.340, Blockson Collection 9890.
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