Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
GRIMKE, ANGELINA. Letters to Catherine E. Beecher in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism. 130 pages. 12mo, original publisher's cloth-backed drab blue paper-covered boards, with yellow printed label on the upper cover; some wear to the tips and spine, defunct library bookplate, stamps and catalogue numbers. Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1838

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first edition of the third work in a series of literary exchanges between Beecher and Grimke that began in 1836 with Grimke's Appeal to Christian Women of the South. This was followed by Beecher's Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, with Reference to the Duty of American Females (1837), in turn followed by the present work by Grimke. Although born into the Southern elite of South Carolina, Angelina Grimke (1805-1879) spent most of her life in the North advocating for the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Catherine Beecher was an educator and shared similar views.