Philadelphia: Publishing House of the A.M.E. Church, 1894. , 851,  pp, with frontis and original tissue guard, ten additional plates, a map, and a double facsimile. This is the "Library Edition," as stated on the leaf preceding the frontis portrait and the title page. Several blindstamps, old institutional bookplates on front pastedown [penciled 'withdrawn' notice on bookplate], light wear. Bound in original publisher's blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and in blind [with illustration of American flag] on the front cover]; evidence of removed gum label at spine base. A clean text. Except as noted, Very Good.
Frederick Douglass wrote the introduction to this massive book honoring Congressman Ashley, whose "moral courage" and "name revives the most exciting events in the conflict between freedom and slavery in the United States... Mr. Ashley plead the cause of the slave with patriotic fervor."
The book, assembled by Bishop Arnett of the AME Church, collects Ashley's Addresses and Speeches during the eras of Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction; and records, with Arnett's Address [and portrait], the ceremony honoring Ashley. The text is a rich historical record of the battle for Emancipation and Ashley's efforts to protect the Freedmen during Reconstruction
LCP Supp. 108. Not in Work or Blockson. Item #36855