Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 308 pages
Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., c1995.
A smart first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly foxed top edge in Very Good+ condition with light edgewear and a one inch closed tear to front lower corner.
The story of the six northern aristocrats who planned John Brown's raid and ignited the Civil War. The "Secret Six" included Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, author, and editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Samuel Howe, world-famous physician; Theodore Parker, the Unitarian minister whose rhetoric helped shape Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; Franklin Sanborn, an educator and close friend of Emerson and Thoreau; and the immensely wealthy Gerrit Smith and George Luther Sterns; B & W Photographs.