Punishment by Death: its Authority and Expediency

New York: John Wiley, 1849. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (20cm). Green cloth, blindstamped, titled in gilt on spine; plain endpapers; [ii], [119]-332pp. A straight, tight copy, cloth rubbed and faded, water damage to lower corner of front board, browned with occasional heavy foxing: Good only. Sequel to his 1846 Defense of Capital Punishment. Cheever, in the 1840s, was a popular preacher in a fashionable parish of New York, who later became an increasingly radical abolitionist.

Price: $60.00

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