Very Good. Item #5135
New York / Philadelphia: American Anti-Slavery Society / Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society, 1859. Broadsheet (26” x 18”); 4pp.
Official newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, founded in 1840 and appearing continuously until the ratification of the 15th Ammendment in 1870. Over half of this issue dedicated to John Brown, his raid on Harpers Ferry, and his subsequent trial. Coverage was drawn “from various Northern and Southern journals” and “sufficient to show the different phases which public opinion has assumed.” Issue also includes Chapter XIV of Mattie Griffith Browne’s Madge Vertner, Letters from Theodore Parker, writeups of regional anti-slavery fairs, poems, and advertisements. “I. Post” (Isaac Post) in pen at top front. Post and his wife Amy were radical Hicksite Quakers and spiritualists in Rochester, NY, whose home served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Paper creased along folds with shallow chips and tears along edges and small expected tears where a few folds meet, and some general toning along edges. Clean overall with no loss to text.