A Romance of the Republic. LYDIA MARIA CHILD.

A Romance of the Republic.

Publisher: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 3203; Wright II, 519.
Condition: Binding a little askew; two signatures sprung, but sound; cloth a little rubbed; very good copy. Uncommon.
Book ID: 26500


8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering.


A novel about the history of the struggle against slavery and the exploitation of slave women, written in the aftermath of the Civil War and during a time that Child feared the Andrew Johnson administration and other Americans were forgetting about the evils over which the war had been fought. Part roman à clef, characters in the novel are based on Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Samuel Sewall and others. Dedicated to the father and mother of Col. R. G. Shaw.

Price: $375.00