Boston: 1860. Elephant folio sheet, folded to  pp. Each page 18" x 25," containing six ruled columns of text. Old folds, occasional shallow chipping at blank margins, a bit of spotting. Very Good.
The Masthead depicts a slave auction, a family of slaves looking forward to Emancipation, and Christ blessing to kneeling slaves, with caption "I Come to Break the Bonds of the Oppressor, " The issue reports, among other matters, the Massachusetts Legislature's cooperation with the Fugitive Slave Act; support for John Brown; extracts from Sumner's speech excoriating Stephen Douglas and his Popular Sovereignty doctrine; news of various Southern atrocities against Negroes; Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass; Kentucky barbarism; "Slave-hunters, slave-catchers, kidnappers, slave-breeders and slaveholders." Advertisements are also included. Item #38285