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Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. In Two Volumes.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by Boston. Phillips, Sampson and Company. ., 1856
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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329, 370 pp. 6 pp. publisher's ads at rear of Vol. I. 12mo. Has 2 pp. Preface in Volume I and Appendices. Owner's signature on front free end paper of both volumes ("Fanny H. Stratton"). Inscribed on front free end paper of Vol. II ("The christian secret of a happy life, H. W. S."). This is the second anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, told from the perspective of Black life in a time of slavery with reflections on the lives of the White characters. Inspired in part by Nat Turner's rebellion, "Dred" sold over 100,000 copies in less than a month. Mild wear at ends of spine and minimal at corners. Scant abrasion of covers. Mild scattered toning and tidal mark. Else, Very Good +. Wright II, 2391. BAL 19389. Brown-black publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Covers embossed in the blind with frame of branches and holly leaves and 20 dots. Binding A. Plain unprinted yellow end papers. First Edition, First Issue: Volume I, p. 88, line 3, the ascender of the "d" in "dictatorial" is almost directly below the vertical stroke in the final "r" of "rather" just above it. Volume II, p.370, 9th line from bottom reads" "the Dicksons are fewer, and haveÉ". Battered type in last 3 lines of p. 209, Vol. I, as in only some copies of First State. Also has the Preface by Stowe, present in English copies, but rare in American issues. Bookseller Inventory # 7225

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Title: Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. In ...

Publisher: Boston. Phillips, Sampson and Company. .

Publication Date: 1856

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