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Description: JOHN BRIGHT
(1811 - 1889) English politician and orator who denounced the Crimean War and advocated electoral reform and religious freedom. Fine content A.Q.S. 1p. 12mo., Rochdale, July 29, 1865, a poem on the American Civil War: "'A dreadful brotherhood, In whom all turbulent- vices were let loose; while conscience, with their imperious creed accost[?], Drunk as with wine, had sanctified to them all bloody, all abominable things'". Below Bright has added a note: "Southey's 'Don Roderick' & may be applied to the character & objects of the leaders of the great rebellion 1861-1865". Mounted to a larger sheet, light toning and small loss at upper right filled in with period paper, else very good.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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