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Liberty Chimes.

Providence: Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, 1845.

Price: $5,000.00

About the item

First Edition. 148pp. 12mo. Publisher's blue blind stamped cloth, with the small yellow book label of binder' Bound by J.W. Root Market St. Providence, minor wear at head and tail of spine, minor staining on covers. Provenance: Wm E. Van Dyke (signature on front free endpaper). Faxon 49a (p. 123); Blockson 9636; Livingston, Lowell page 20.

Item #367543

A scarce collection of abolitionist essays and poems, including an essay on "Reform" by Wendell Phillips; the poem "The Contrast" by James Russell Lowell; a long story "The Slave-Wife" by Frances Harriet Green, née Whipple (Eleanor Eldredge's ghostwriter); 2 poems by Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe's fiancée) titled "Lines Written in November" and "The Golden Ball"; "Ahmed's Letter" from "The Kosmian", a long letter on slavery in Texas by Ahmed el Korah (i.e. Francis H. Whipple); and "A Letter" by John Brown (of East Greenwich, RI).