DEDICATION FROM MARIA WESTON CHAPMAN. The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston (Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Fair) 1843.
8:o. (7), viii, (1)-208 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait (loose, worn in the outer and inner margins).
Original black cloth with the "Liberty Bell" in gold on upper cover, gilt title to spine, all edges gilt. With a dedication to Fredrika Bremer from Maria Weston Chapman on first endpaper.
Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1855), a leading member of the abolitionist movement, also a driving force of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and the American Anti-Slavery Society. Editor of the annual publication "The Liberty Bell" 1839-1846, and sporadically after that (ceased publication in 1858). Also editor to a couple of anti-slavery papers. See Valerie Domenic Levy: The Anti-Slavery Web of Connection: Maria Weston Chapman's Liberty Bell (1839-1858), Athens, Georgia, 2002 (Doctoral Thesis).
Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865), Swedish author, a pioneer of the emancipation of women in Sweden.
Provenance: The Royal Academy of Sciences through a donation by Gustaf Retzius in 1919.
Gustaf Retzius (1842-1919), anatomist, ethnologist, and anthroprologist. Member of the Academy 1901-1919. Nominated to the Nobel Prize 23 times.
Married to Anna Retzius-Hierta, daughter of Lars Johan Hierta, founder of the still existing paper Aftonbladet and industrialist.
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