First edition. Frontispiece & title page foxed, minor loss from spine head & foot. 1853 Hard Cover. vi, 238 pp. 8vo. Original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. A collection of essays on various aspects of American civil liberties, written by the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, NY (Sabin 104918, referring to one of Wisner's sermons, not offered here). Of particular interest are chapters on the free press and the liquor traffick (from the standpoint of temperance), but other essays raise interesting questions about the role of government that are still timely today. In ... View More...
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