Chicago: Socialistic Publishing Society, [1886?].
Early Printing. Pamphlet. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13840
3" spine edge tear, spine covering tattered, sun, light tone. Solid copy of this scarce pamphlet, in custom clamshell box. ; Uncommon printing of Haymarket Square Riot defendants' speeches, published to fund their legal efforts and to support their families. Rear cover advertises Nina Van Zandt's publication of August Spies' Auto- Biography and the Socialistic Publishing Society's A Concise History of the Great Trial of The Chicago Anarchists, compiled by Dyer D Lum. All three works were printed in 1886 and 1887. "Workingmen and others who have read the prejudiced and perverted accounts of this great capitalistic trial as given in the corrupt capitalistic press, now have an opportunity to learn the facts as taken from the official record of the trial, as well as from the statements of the condemned men themselves, which they made in their speeches expounding their principles before the court." - from Freedom, A Journal of Anarchist Socialism, October 1887 [England]. A seminal document in radical American politics and justice, carefully preserved in its own custom clamshell box.; 188 pages.