In Two Volumes, First Edition. By Harriet Beecher Stowe.
DRED; A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP. In Two Volumes, First Edition. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published by Phillips, Sampson and Company, Boston, 1856. Hardbound brown embossed cloth, gilt lettering. Vol. 1 contains 329 pages, 6 pages of advertisement in back. Vol. 2 contains 370. We do not know if it is “first state”.
Condition is good with light wear overall, most on the upper and lower spine. There is some minor foxing / small staining on various pages.
This is the second anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
In the preface to volume one, Stowe writes about her motivation for writing this book and her concern for the nation, “God in his providence is now asking the American people, Is the system of slavery, as set forth in the American slave code, right? Is it so desirable, that you will directly establish it over broad regions, where, till now, you have solemnly forbidden it to enter? And this question the American people are about to answer.”
Please view the photos for the Table of Contents for both Volume I and II.