Alton, IL: George Holton, 1838.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 159 pp, in original publisher's cloth. General wear to boards including some rippling of the cloth, old dampstain to bottom margin (not affecting text). Binding sound, hinges secure. Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-1837) was a Presbyterian minister and abolitionist newspaper publisher who ran a small press in Alton, Illinois. This narrative by fellow abolitionist Edward Beecher (son of Lyman Beecher and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe) is considered the best of several accounts of the attack on Lovejoy's press and his death at the hands of a mob on November 7, 1837 -- an incident that made Lovejoy a nationally known martyr to the abolitionist cause. Howes B-307; Sabin 4302.