"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.