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The historic event that precipitated the Civil War, as it was seen in its day…

The history and trial of the radical abolitionist John Brown whose raid on Harpers Ferry helped to initiate the Civil War - as it was seen in its day. Features all the vintage illustrations from the original 1859 edition.

Printed and bound in the USA, this hand-numbered Limited Edition features a smooth grain leather binding, 22kt gold accents on the “hubbed” spine, stunning marbled endsheets, and a matching custom-crafted slipcase.

Limited to 600 hand-numbered editions!

6 ½” x 10 ¼”, 128pp
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Printed and bound in the USA.

An exclusive leather-bound Limited Edition.

Features include:

- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- 22kt gold accents deeply inlaid on the "hubbed" spine.
- Includes all the vintage illustrations from the original 1859 edition.
- Beautifully marbled endpages in dramatic hues.
- Heavy duty binding boards enhance the book’s durability.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Golden satin-ribbon page marker
- Gilded page ends.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.

Limited, hand-numbered edition of just 600.

Printed on archival quality, acid-neutral paper that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute.

Standard shipping included at no additional charge.

The historic confrontation that precipitated the Civil War, as it was seen in its day…

Few individuals or events have as an enduring and provocative place in the American imagination as do the abolitionist John Brown and his October 16, 1859 attack on the Federal armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

Brown's plot to incite a slave rebellion that would sweep the South quickly failed. But the violent raid and Brown's subsequent trial and execution polarized the country and ended all hope of a political compromise on slavery.

Damned by some as a madman and terrorist, but hailed by others as a hero and martyr for freedom, Brown remains even today a controversial figure.

Now, Easton Press presents a vintage recreation of the 1859 account of the attack that transformed the nation: The Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown, a leather-bound Collector Edition limited to 600 hand-numbered copies.

“The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”

Published immediately after Brown's execution on December 2, 1859, The Life, Trial, and Execution of Captain John Brown presented to traumatized American readers a powerful portrait of the idealistic and uncompromising abolitionist and his attempted “insurrection.”

These pages combine journalistic accounts of Brown's life and dedication to ending slavery, particularly his role in the Kansas guerrilla war between abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates, with fascinating first-hand reports and official documents concerning the Harper's Ferry raid.

These documents include not only transcripts of Brown's dramatic six day trial, but his startling jailhouse debate with Virginia's Governor and senior U.S. Senator and stirring final speech to the court – eloquent statements of his belief in armed opposition to slavery that would become central to the Brown “legend.”

A meticulous recreation of the 1859 book, the Collector Edition The Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown features all of the original edition's text, typography, and lithographs by the groundbreaking artists of the then-new Harper's Weekly.

The dramatic 1859 account recreated as a leather-bound Collector Edition.

The Easton Press limited Collector Edition The Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown represents the state-of-the art in heirloom quality, luxury bookmaking.

The binding is of supple premium leather accented with 22kt gold title inlays and featuring raised “hubs" to strengthen the book's spine. Marbled end sheets, gilded page-ends, and heavy duty binding boards further enhance the volume's beauty and strength.

The original 1859 text and illustrations are reproduced on beautiful acid-neutral archival-quality paper that will not yellow or fade with age. And the pages are not merely glued into the binding (as is common with today’s ordinary books) but Smyth-sewn with sturdy, pliable thread.

The Collector Edition The Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown will make an unforgettable one-of-a-kind gift for anyone interested in the Civil War. And each of these Collector Edition volumes comes with a custom-crafted cloth-bound slipcase in which to store and display this beautiful re-creation of the historic 1859 book.

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