Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1878. Seventh Edition. Hardcover. Original cloth. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front blank to a noted abolitionist: "Mrs. Maria W. Chapman/with the respects of/John Bartlett/1878." With Chapman's early pencil signature using her maiden name above Bartlett's inscription. Armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. Front endpaper detached; hinges cracked. Slight fraying to the spine head. Good. Item #019038
Maria Weston Chapman was an American abolitionist who was the principal lieutenant of the radical antislavery leader William Lloyd Garrison. She edited THE LIBERATOR, a widely-circulated abolitionist publication.