Spread-Eagleism. George Francis TRAIN.


New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859. First Edition. Collection of the rabblerousing merchant's early speeches. Train was later jailed numerous times, including on charges of obscenity after publishing passages of the Bible in order to demonstrate Victoria Woodhull's own innocence of obscenity charges. His legal counsel, against his will, successfully entered the defense of insanity. (See DAB 18, p. 626). 12mo (18.5cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; xxxiv,[35]-177pp. Spine cloth a bit faded and gilt dulled, foxing throughout, else Very Good or better.

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