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    [John Brown] John Brown, Jr., Eight Books Signed. The younger Brown, first born of the fervent abolitionist's twenty children, took up the crusade after his father was hanged for the raid on the Harper's Ferry Arsenal. John Brown, Jr. was at Ossawatomie during the famous attack and would have been at Harper's Ferry had the raid occurred at the designated time. He was sought as a conspirator, narrowly escaping arrest. The books from John Brown, Jr.'s personal library, include: Three Seasons in European Vineyards by William J. Flagg, 1869; A Manual of Elementary Instruction by E. A. Sheldon, 1866; The Structure of Animal Life by Louis Agassiz, 1866; Popular Astronomy by O. M. Mitchel, 1860; The Lamplighter, 1854; The Grape Culturist by Andrew Fuller, 1864; The Institutes of English Grammar by Goold Brown, 1866; and, Earth, Sea, and Sky by Henry Davenport Northrop, 1887. The last signed in green ink with the inscription, "To my Son John, Presented at Put-in-Bay Island, Ohio, Dec. 25th 1887. John Brown, Jr.". The other seven books are signed in pencil. The books show various degrees of wear, but the signatures are all fine.

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    March, 2009
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