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Valentine Nicholson Illustrated Manners Book 1858  

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The Illustrated Manners Book: A Manual Of Good Behavior And Polite Accomplishment

Nicholson, Valentine

Harveysburg, OH

Valentine Nicholson



502 pp. With text illustrations throughout. 18x11 cm (7x4½") original blindstamped brown cloth.

Rare, profusely illustrated work by the Ohio abolitionist. Early ownership signature on title page. No copies of this edition located at OCLC.

Valentine Nicholson was an Underground Railroad agent at Harveysburgh, Warren County, Ohio. He was a member of the Society of Friends (Quaker) in his early life, but he withdrew from the faith because of his ardent abolitionist feelings, which were discouraged by the Friends. His abolitionist work included the housing of fleeing slaves from the south and the establishment of a free town hall and academy in Harveysburg, Ohio.

Lot Amendments

Fair amount of rubbing and small areas of worm damage to cloth, spine strip lacking; toning to textblock, scattered foxing, a bit shaken; good.

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