"JOHN BROWN WAS RIGHT" (W.E.B. DU BOIS)
BROWN, John. Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown. New York, 1860.
First expanded edition, issued almost immediately after Brown's execution for the Harpers Ferry raid, containing accounts of his execution not present in the 1859 work that ended at his conviction, with newly added coverage of his final words in "The Execution of John Brown," "John E. Cook's Confession," Brown's "Last Letter to his Family" and his will, along with the 1859 edition's biographies, eyewitness accounts, trial transcripts, and coverage of "Negro Insurrections" including a newspaper's 1831 report of the 1831 Nat Turner rebellion, exceedingly rare with eight in-text wood-engraved plates, original wrappers with woodcut of Brown on the front wrapper. $4800.