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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Haynes' congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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"HIS SOUL IS MARCHING ON"

BROWN, John. Life and Letters of Captain John Brown. London, 1861.

First edition of one of the very first biographies of John Brown, published in the first year of the Civil War, including writings by Emerson and William Lloyd Garrison, correspondence, and the text of an interview with Brown after the raid at Harpers Ferry—"with the gallows staring him in the face"—featuring mounted vintage albumen frontispiece of Brown containing his printed facsimile inscription underneath, an exceptional copy in original cloth. $6500.

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"THE FIRST PUBLISHED ACCOUNT OF JOHN BROWN'S LIFE AND TRIAL"

BROWN, John. Life, Trial and Conviction of Captain John Brown. New York, 1859.

First edition, first printing, issued almost immediately after Brown's conviction in the Harpers Ferry raid and published the week before his execution, featuring substantial eye-witness accounts, biographies of Brown and others, and extensive trial transcripts, along with a rear section on “Negro Insurrections” containing a Norfolk newspaper's August 1831 coverage of the 1831 Nat Turner rebellion, in original wrappers with wood-cut engraving of Brown on the highly elusive front wrapper, along with eight full-page woodcut engravings within. $4800.

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"W.E.B. DU BOIS' STARTLING PRONOUNCEMENT THUNDERS THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY. INDEED, 'JOHN BROWN WAS RIGHT'"

(BROWN, John) (EMERSON, Ralph Waldo) (DREW, Thomas). John Brown Invasion. Boston, 1860.

First edition, issued within months of John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid, trial and execution, with early reportage, trial testimony and his November 2 address to the court that put "slavery itself on trial," featuring the first printing of Emerson's November 18 Speech at Boston's Tremont Temple, delivered two weeks before Brown's execution, containing engraved frontispiece portrait of Brown, in contemporary half morocco and marble boards with original papers wrappers bound in. $2600.

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“AS FAMILIAR IN PRESBYTERIAN HOUSEHOLDS AS PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

BIBLE. Brown's Self-Interpreting Bible. London, circa 1900.

Illustrated late Victorian family Bible— the beloved King James text, augmented by John Brown of Haddington’s comprehensive Bible study aids— with 48 plates, beautifully bound. $1850.

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