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  • A DEFENSE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE REPROACHES AND ENCROACHMENTS OF THE NORTH: in which slavery is shown to be an institution of God intended to form the basis of the best social state and the only safeguard to the permanence of a republican government by BROOKES, Iveson L., Rev., A.M., 1793-1865
    BROOKES, Iveson L., Rev., A.M., 1793-1865
    A DEFENSE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE REPROACHES AND ENCROACHMENTS OF THE NORTH: in which slavery is shown to be an institution of God intended to form the basis of the best social state and the only safeguard to the permanence of a republican government

    Edition: First Edition

    Hamburg, South Carolina: Printed at the Republican Office, 1850. Octavo, pp (2), 48, stitched in self wrappers. Some foxing and yellowing; small chips to lower outer corners; soft creases; else a VG clean, unworn and largely unopened copy. The bulk of the pamphlet reprints his lengthy letter to The Christian Review headed "Woodville, near Hamburg, S.C. February 20, 1849". He is responding to an article in the January issue urging the prohibition of slavery in the new territories taken from Mexico. He correctly argues that the Bible condones slavery. "Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage…

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    Hamburg, South Carolina: Printed at the Republican Office, 1850. Octavo, pp (2), 48, stitched in self wrappers. Some foxing and yellowing; small chips to lower outer corners; soft creases; else a VG clean, unworn and largely unopened copy. The bulk of the pamphlet reprints his lengthy letter to The Christian Review headed "Woodville, near Hamburg, S.C. February 20, 1849". He is responding to an article in the January issue urging the prohibition of slavery in the new territories taken from Mexico. He correctly argues that the Bible condones slavery. "Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage and purchase, considerable holdings of land and slaves in Jasper and Jones counties in Georgia and Edgefield County and other locations in South Carolina. He also worked in schools for much of his life (teacher at Greensboro Academy, Greensboro, N.C., 1819; rector of Eatonton Academy, Eatonton, Ga., 1820s; principal of Penfield Female Academy, Penfield, Ga., 1840s), employing overseers to manage his plantations while he taught and preached at various Baptist churches. He was also active in national and local Baptist affairs and was a staunch defender of slavery." - University of North Carolina, introduction the Brookes papers collection at UNC. Hamburg, S.C., was a small all-black community across the Savannah River from Augusta, GA. It was the scene of white on black violence in 1876 during Reconstruction ("The Hamburg Massacre"). The last residents of the town left in 1929 and there are no visible remains of the community today. This is one of its earliest imprints. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43724
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  • TROWBRIDGE, J.T.
    CUDJO'S CAVE

    Edition: First edition

    Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1864. Probable second printing. Green horizontally fine ribbed cloth bordered in blind, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers. Illustrated half title leaf with tissue guard inserted. Spine gilt slightly dulled but distinct; nicks to cloth at foot of spine; April, 1864, ink name to front free endpaper; quite small corner creases to a few leaves; else fine. BAL 20413. "L'Envoy" listed at page 501 on page 4 of contents (probable first printing correctly listed it at page 503) and printer's imprint on verso of title as in BAL's first two (of 3 for sure, maybe more) printings, with no mention of Rand & Avery. Text bulks one inch. Though BAL notes 5 cloth variants in various…

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    Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1864. Probable second printing. Green horizontally fine ribbed cloth bordered in blind, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers. Illustrated half title leaf with tissue guard inserted. Spine gilt slightly dulled but distinct; nicks to cloth at foot of spine; April, 1864, ink name to front free endpaper; quite small corner creases to a few leaves; else fine. BAL 20413. "L'Envoy" listed at page 501 on page 4 of contents (probable first printing correctly listed it at page 503) and printer's imprint on verso of title as in BAL's first two (of 3 for sure, maybe more) printings, with no mention of Rand & Avery. Text bulks one inch. Though BAL notes 5 cloth variants in various colours and one wrappers binding, this copy is yet another variant not noted by BAL - green horizontally fine ribbed cloth (BAL's BF cloth). >>>John Townsend Trowbridge (1827-1916), was a Boston author who "wrote some 40 novels for boys, which had much to do with raising juvenile literature from didacticism to a higher plane. The best known of his books are the antislavery novels CUDJO'S CAVE, written for children, and NEIGHBOUR JACKWOOD." - Oxford Companion to American Lit., 4th ed., which also has a separate entry for CUDJO'S CAVE. A tale set in Tennessee - a Quaker schoolmaster runs afoul of the local evil Confederates and hides out in a backwoods cave occupied by runaway slaves and Unionists. A PETER PARLEY TO PENROD title.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5233
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  • Teatero, William
    John Anderson, Fugitive Slave

    Edition: First edition.

    No place [Kingston, Ontario]: Treasure Island Books, 1986. Blue boards. (188) pp, illustrated. Small narrow tan spot to fore edges (no penetration into text margins), else fine in jacket, no owner names. Story of a slave from Missouri escaped to Canada and the struggle to have him extradited.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 24802
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  • SMITH, Goldwin
    THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA: An address read at the last meeting of the Manchester Union and Emancipation Society

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1866. 12mo, pp (ii), 96. Rebound in green cloth, spine gilt. Private owner rubber stamp at front, slight wear at head of spine, else fine. A Canadian view (pro Union, anti slavery)

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35312
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  • JOHNSTON, H.H., F.R.G.S., F.Z.S.
    THE HISTORY OF A SLAVE

    Edition: First edition

    London: Kegan Paul,Trench, 1889. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], xii, 168 + 47 plates engraved from author's drawings (complete). Spine is faded, with gilt lettering faint, shallow chips across ends; only a few small cover marks; Ontario Legislative Library discard, with their discard rubber stamp at front and on verso of title, another library's small rubber stamp at front, small rubber stamps and ink notations in four corners of title page; occasional rubber stamps in text; evidence of removed pouch inside rear cover; in all, a good copy, text a little toned but clean, tight and unworn. "The 'History of a Slave' is an attempt to give a realistic sketch of life in…

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    London: Kegan Paul,Trench, 1889. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], xii, 168 + 47 plates engraved from author's drawings (complete). Spine is faded, with gilt lettering faint, shallow chips across ends; only a few small cover marks; Ontario Legislative Library discard, with their discard rubber stamp at front and on verso of title, another library's small rubber stamp at front, small rubber stamps and ink notations in four corners of title page; occasional rubber stamps in text; evidence of removed pouch inside rear cover; in all, a good copy, text a little toned but clean, tight and unworn. "The 'History of a Slave' is an attempt to give a realistic sketch of life in the Western Sudan...[It] is based on what I have seen and heard when travelling in North Africa, in the Niger Delta, and on the Cross River. I have pieced together the accounts given me by negro slaves in the Barbary States and in Western Equitorial Africa, especially by Mlbudikum people, with whom I have conversed in Old Calabar." - Preface. The illustrations are graphic and in part disturbing. Slavery as practiced by black Africans and Muslims at the time (slavery is still condoned and practiced by Muslims in the Sudan).

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42011
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  • GILCHRIST, Rupert
    THE MASTER OF DRAGONARD HILL

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Souvenir Press, 1976. Light brown boards. pp 317, [3]. Text paper slightly toned, as usual; small light grey spot to fore margin of title page; else a fine copy, no owner names, in fine jacket, flap price (£3.50) intact. The second volume in the Dragonard Trilogy by this author from the Caribbean island of Nevis. An historical novel set in 18th century Louisiana. Masters and black slaves, whips, high black boots and tight pants.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27427
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  • SHERLOCK, Charles Reginald
    THE RED ANVIL; a romance of fifty years ago. With a frontispiece by Walter Russell

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Langton & Hall, no date [1902]. Octavo, dark blue decorated in red and white. pp [6], 342, [4] + frontispiece. Some flaking to the white border of front cover and very slightly to some spine lettering; yellowing to page edges; only a few small tan spots in margins and two small corner creases; thumbnail-size lighter spot on rear cover; else a VG or better clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names. Sherlock was a newspaper editor in ujpstate New York and the author of one other novel. An interesting story, set in the fictional "Smithboro", 50 miles from the Ontario border, in the early 1850s. The novel is about the Underground Railroad, Smithboro being a stop along…

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    Toronto: Langton & Hall, no date [1902]. Octavo, dark blue decorated in red and white. pp [6], 342, [4] + frontispiece. Some flaking to the white border of front cover and very slightly to some spine lettering; yellowing to page edges; only a few small tan spots in margins and two small corner creases; thumbnail-size lighter spot on rear cover; else a VG or better clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names. Sherlock was a newspaper editor in ujpstate New York and the author of one other novel. An interesting story, set in the fictional "Smithboro", 50 miles from the Ontario border, in the early 1850s. The novel is about the Underground Railroad, Smithboro being a stop along the way even though a number of the locals were pro-slavery, Frequent use of the "n" word, negro dilalect. Murder of a slave girl, a detective. Contains a 5+ page appendix on the chronology of American fugitive slave laws. Made from sheets of the US (Stokes) edition. This Canadian issue is doubtless quite scarce.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38605
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  • THE RESULTS OF SLAVERY. Translated by Mary L. Booth by COCHIN, Augustin
    COCHIN, Augustin
    THE RESULTS OF SLAVERY. Translated by Mary L. Booth

    Edition: First US edition

    Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 1863. Small octavo. pp [2], x, 413. In a modern rebinding of utilitarian red buckram, spine gilt lettered, edges trimmed. Occasional small soil spots in text, but generally fine internally. A tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Originally published in French in 1861, this American translation was separately published in two volumes, with the first volume, THE RESULTS OF EMANCIPATION, published earlier in 1863. It shared first prize from the French Academy in 1861. Cochin, from a wealthy Parisian family, wrote from a liberal Catholic perspective and helped convince the French and Americans of the immorality of slavery. Besides slavery in the USA, it covered slavery in Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Dutch colonies…

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    Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 1863. Small octavo. pp [2], x, 413. In a modern rebinding of utilitarian red buckram, spine gilt lettered, edges trimmed. Occasional small soil spots in text, but generally fine internally. A tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Originally published in French in 1861, this American translation was separately published in two volumes, with the first volume, THE RESULTS OF EMANCIPATION, published earlier in 1863. It shared first prize from the French Academy in 1861. Cochin, from a wealthy Parisian family, wrote from a liberal Catholic perspective and helped convince the French and Americans of the immorality of slavery. Besides slavery in the USA, it covered slavery in Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Dutch colonies in the New World, the slave trade, and the theory of slavery before and during Christian times.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 28445
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