Publisher: Boston: George C. Beckwith (American Peace Society); Philadelphia: Perkins and Purves, [etc.], 1845.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Edges rubbed; front free endpaper detached; very good copy.
Book ID: 25761
Description8vo, later reddish-brown half calf, marbled boards, gilt lettering.
CommentsA collection of 64 essays on war and peace, compiled by the clergyman and corresponding secretary of the American Peace Society, George Cone Beckwick (1800-1870). Contributors include William Ellery Channing, Thomas Grimke, William Ladd, Josiah Quincy and William Jay. From the library of the great reformer, orator and abolitionist Wendell Phillips, with his signature and the date 1846 on the front blank. A few newspaper clippings of related interest tipped to the rear blanks.