Gems of Reform; Comprising Attic Webs and Other Articles: by George S. Burleigh; "One Blood and One Brotherhood": by Elihu Burritt: and Dick Crowinshield, the Assassin; and Zachary Taylor, the Soldier [by Henry C. Wright]. PACIFISM, George S. BURLEIGH, Elihu Burritt, Henry C. Wright.

Gems of Reform; Comprising Attic Webs and Other Articles: by George S. Burleigh; "One Blood and One Brotherhood": by Elihu Burritt: and Dick Crowinshield, the Assassin; and Zachary Taylor, the Soldier [by Henry C. Wright]

New-Concord, OH: M.R. Hull, 1848. First Edition. Small collection of articles compiled by William E. Lukens which first appeared in the pacifist, anti-slavery newspapers "The Herald of Freedom" and the "Pioneer and Herald of Freedom," mostly authored by Burleigh. The majority of the text is devoted to Burleigh's eight-part series "Attic Webs," which covered myriad topics, beginning with "Spiders and Things" ("I live in an attic. A sure sign of genius, says one"), and concluding with "Toads," "Free Speech," and "Anti-Slavery" in the middle. The contribution by marriage reform advocate Henry C. Wrights written in the form of short dialogues conducted between the assassin Richard Croninshield (1804-1830) and his employer, and soldier, presidential hopeful Zachary Taylor and his employer (the American voters), juxtaposed in order to show the similarities (killers for hire) and dissimilarities (one treated as a criminal, the other a hero). Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's yellow wrappers printed within typographcially decorative border; 48pp. Wrappers a bit worn and foxed, bottom third of spine perished with subsequent closed tear to upper wrapper not approaching text, else Very Good and sound. Upper wrapper title misspelled "Crowningshield."

Price: $450.00

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