Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (FIRST EDITION, 2 Volumes): Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (FIRST EDITION, 2 Volumes): Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (FIRST EDITION, 2 Volumes): Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (FIRST EDITION, 2 Volumes): Stowe, Harriet Beecher.

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (FIRST EDITION, 2 Volumes)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher.

Published by Phillips Sampson & Co., Boston, 1856
Condition: Good Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION. FIRST STATE. Full black cloth blind stamped decorative border on boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Volume one is chipped 1/4 inch at top & bottom of spine and a little frayed. Corners of front board on both volumes a little bumped and worn through. Pale yellow endsheets on both volumes. Blanck's first states of both volumes. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Light spotting to a few pages else VERY GOOD internally. FIRST ISSUE: Volume 1 on page 88, line 3 has the ascender of the "d" in "dictatorial" almost directly below the vertical stroke in the "r" in the line above. Volume 2, on p. 370 the 9th line up from bottom ". the Dicksons are fewer, and have." Overall GOOD PLUS condition. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, born (June 14, 1811 -- July 1, 1896) was an abolitionist and writer of more than 13 books, the most famous being Uncle Tom's Cabin which describes life in slavery, and which was first published in serial form from 1851 to 1852 in an abolitionist organ, the National Era, edited by Gamaliel Bailey. Although Stowe herself had never been to the American South, she subsequently published A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, a non-fiction work documenting the veracity of her depiction of the lives of slaves in the original novel. Her second novel was Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp: another anti-slavery novel. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut and raised primarily in Hartford, she was the daughter of Lyman Beecher, an abolitionist Congregationalist preacher from Boston and Roxana Foote Beecher, and the sister of renowned minister, Henry Ward Beecher. She had two other prominent and activist siblings, a brother, Charles Beecher, and a sister, Catharine Beecher. In 1832, her family moved to Cincinnati, another hotbed of the abolitionist movement, where her father became the first president of Lane Theological Seminary. There she gained first-hand knowledge of slavery and the Underground railroad and was moved to write Uncle Tom's Cabin, the first major American novel with an African-American hero. In 1836 Harriet Beecher married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a clergyman and widower. Later she and her husband moved to Brunswick, Maine, when he obtained an academic position at Bowdoin College. Harriet and Calvin had seven children, but some died in early childhood. Her first children, twin girls Hattie and Eliza, were born on September 29, 1836. Four years later, in 1840, her son Frederick William was born. In 1848 the birth of Samuel Charles occurred, but in the following year, he died from a cholera epidemic. She is buried on the grounds of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati, Ohio is the former home of her father Lyman Beecher on the former campus of the Lane Seminary. Harriet lived here until her marriage. It is open to the public and operated as an historical and cultural site, focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Lane Seminary and the Underground Railroad. The site also presents African-American history. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati is located at 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206. UncleAndy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001250

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Title: Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (...

Publisher: Phillips Sampson & Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Full Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Hardcover

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