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Written by:
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, American, 1777 - 1964  Search this
Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American, 1809 - 1874  Search this
Published by:
Horace Greeley, American, 1811 - 1872  Search this
Subject of:
Dred Scott, American, ca 1800 - 1858  Search this
ink on paper with string
H x W x D: 9 1/16 × 5 13/16 × 5/16 in. (23 × 14.7 × 0.8 cm)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A first edition, octavo volume of The Case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme Court with sewn self-wrappers. The title and publishing information are printed in black ink, centered on the front wrap against a plain background: [The Case / OF / DRED SCOTT / IN THE / UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. / THE FULL DECISION OF / CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY / AND / JUSTICE CURTIS / AND ABSTRACTS OF THE / OPINIONS OF THE OTHER JUDGES; / WITH ANALYSIS OF THE POINTS RULED, AND SOME / CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS. / NEW YORK / GREELEY & McELRATH, TRIBUNE BUILDINGS / 1857. / Price, 25 Cents; $1 for Five Copies; $2 per Dozen; $15 per Hundred.] There are 104 pages. The text concludes with the sections [RESOLUTIONS] and [AN ACT TO SECURE THE FREEDOM OF ALL PERSONS WITHIN THIS STATE.] on the back. The volume is inscribed to the New York State congressman Robert J. Hale at the top center of the front wrap: [Robt. Hale from R. W. Livingston, July / 57].
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U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture