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John Brown's Raid, Trial, and Hanging Reported in The Liberator

Lot of 5 issues of The Liberator. Boston, MA: J.B. Yerrinton & Son, dated October 21, 28; November 4; December 2, 9, 1859. Each issue 4pp, 17.5 x 25 in. The leading anti-slavery newspaper of the pre-Civil War era, The Liberator was founded and edited by passionate abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. This group of newspapers contains headlines and lengthy, detailed coverage of the entire Harper's Ferry Raid conducted by John Brown and his anti-slavery forces, as well as its aftermath through the hanging of John Brown. The issues report on the Harper's Ferry Raid, John Brown's trial and execution in Charleston, (West) Virginia. 


Typical folds in each issue, with some light staining along folds. With some light water staining throughout. Wear along edges/corners of each issue, including few short tears. 

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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