New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1864. First Edition. Detailed account of the Peace Conference of 1861 at which 131 American politicans convened shortly before the start of th Civil War. The Convention's failure to curtail the spread of slavery while simultaneously failing to protect pro-slavery territories left both Republicans and Democrats dissatisfied. The author, Lucius Eugene Chittenden, would go on to serve as the Register of the Treasury during the Lincoln administration. SABIN 12849. Thick octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's green blind-ruled pebble cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 626,pp. Wear to cloth extremities, with brief exposure and chipping at spine ends, slightly later (1873) newsclipping mounted to front free endpaper, some foxing throughout textblock, else a Very Good, straight and tight copy, rather unusual thus.