New York: Harper, 1894. hardcover. Ed. by Charles Eliot Norton. Frontis. in vol. III, 3 vols. 8vo, brown cloth, margins uncut, spine ends on all volumes lightly worn, dampstained on bottom margin of volume I. New York: Harper, 1894. First Collected Edition. good.
Author was a novelist and renowned orator. Before the Civil War, he began a series of orations on the abolition of slavery and continued that theme in his editing of Harper's Weekly during the War. Other topics addressed by him included women's suffrage, higher education for men and women, eulogies to Charles Sumner and Wendell Phillips, and Civil Service reform.