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William Wells Brown: Author & Reformer

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William Wells Brown: Author & Reformer

by William Edward Farrison

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Chicago and London: University of Chicago, (1969). 482pp. First Edition. Inscribed and Signed by the Editor, John Hope Franklin. Publisher's cloth. Light spotting to edges of text block. Near fine in a dust jacket in like condition.

First edition of this first biography of William Wells Brown, "Kentucky-born slave who became a self-educated writer and advocate of abolition, temperance, and international peace." The author argues for Brown's place alongside that of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Wendell Phillips.


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About Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, ABAA

Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC specializes in Rare Americana: unique or rare printed and manuscript material from the 18th to the early 20th Century documenting America's cultural, social, and political history.We keep a small diverse inventory of antiquarian and rare books, historical manuscripts, letters and correspondence, journals, diaries, and business archives, graphics and original art, and photography.


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The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
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First Edition
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When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
Publisher's cloth
A hardcover book comprised of cloth over hard pasteboard boards. ...[more]

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