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"THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE FAMOUS PIRATE"

KIDD, William (MITCHELL, John). Full Account of the Proceedings in Relation to Capt. Kidd. London, 1701.

First edition of one of the earliest works to tell the legendary story of Captain Kidd, published the same year the notorious pirate was hanged for murder. $15,000.

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"THE ONE AND ONLY NATION WHERE SLAVERY IS MAINTAINED… AND FOSTERED IN THE HEARTS OF THESE MODERN CHILDREN OF LIBERTY"

MITCHELL J[ohn]. Truth About America…. Electoral System. London, 1860.

First edition of the British journalist's pointed attack on the gulf between America’s Revolutionary ideals and the reality of slavery, targeting the two-party electoral politics of "a slippery country and slippery people," published with America poised at the brink of Civil War, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $2800.

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