New York: The MacMillan Company, 1895/96. First Edition. Hardcover. The first 4 issues of The American Historical Review, containing in issue No. 3, W. H. Siebert's seminal paper on The Underground Railroad. The study of which, Siebert notes at the time, is limited to "... only four books dealing specifically with the subject. An examination of them shows how circumscribed and local in character is the literature upon the subject..." His research paper is accompanied by his color fold-out map ["Underground Routes to Canada Showing the Lines of Travel of Fugitive Slaves. W. H. Siebert, 1896"] showing the various documented routes known at the time. Bound in beige cloth over boards with title stamped in gilt onto a red leather spine label, thick 4to (10-1/4 inches tall), sprinkled edges, pp. iv, 811, includes both the upper and lower printed blue paper wraps and the original ads from all 4 numbers, a comprehensive index to all articles, subjects and authors at rear, illustrated with one color fold-out map in vol. 1 [New States Projected in the West, 1772-1789 - Fredrick J. Turner, 1895] and the Siebert color fold-out map in vol. 3, binder's tag "McNamee / Binder / Cambridge, Mass" to bottom corner of front paste-down. Volume and spine label with just minor rubs and the occasional insignificant mark to text. Near Fine. Item #3361
This important paper by Siebert predates his book "The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom" [MacMillan, New York, 1898] by two years.
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