Philadelphia: L. Johnson, 1842. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 140p. SIGNED TWICE BY AN OHIO ABOLITIONIST. Ex-library. A hardcover book bound in dark brown cloth. Edges heavily worn, with the corners rubbed through and lots of little bits of cloth worn off the edges of the spine. The back hinge of the spine, where the back cover is attached, is wearing through near the top such that the back cover ought to be handled gently. Pages heavily foxed, but text otherwise unmarked. Tiny crinkled tear on the edge of page 9-10. Small sticker on spine, card pocket residue inside back cover, and library stamps on title page. All pages securely attached. Item #174463
A scarce and important report on a Supreme Court case concerning the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 (precedent to the infamous Fugitive Slave Law of 1850). This copy contains two ownership signatures of Eugene Pardee, an abolitionist whose home in Wooster, Ohio, was a stop on the Underground Railroad. One signature is in pencil on the front free endpaper, and the other is in ink on the following endpaper.