Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp [First Printing Complete in 2 Vol.]
Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Pp. vi, 329, [6 of publisher's advertising]; v, 370. With appendices. Brown cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, blind stamped decorations to the covers, publisher's advertising on endpapers, state Aa per BAL 19389. Vol. 1 first printing with p. 88 line 3 dictatorial 'd' directly under line 2 rather terminal 'r'. Vol. 2 first printing with "the Dicksons are fewer, and have" in ninth from last line on p. 370. Spine ends chipped, corners bumped and rubbed through, hinges parting, moderate foxing, edges age toned. Vol. 1 with spine lean, two small perforations to the front cover hinge, and one loosened signature (pp. 195-206.). Fair+. Item #6826
Stowe's second anti-slavery novel, her follow-up to Uncle Tom's Cabin, presented here in an unsophisticated copy in original publisher's decorated cloth. BAL 19389.