"ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC AND FAMOUS INCIDENTS IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT"
(BURNS, Anthony) PARKER, Theodore. Trial of Theodore Parker. Boston, 1855.
First edition of the fiery abolitionist's attack on the trial and rendition of Anthony Burns, and the federal government’s attempt to prosecute Parker and other key abolitionists—"one of the most remarkable and flamboyant works of the 19th century… on the right of free speech, the wrong of slavery, and the nature of judicial tyranny"—a distinctive presentation copy inscribed by him, "Mr. J— M— P— with the best wishes of Theodore Parker, March 2, 1856," a handsome copy in original cloth. $2800.