Observations in the North: Eight Months in Prison and on Parole [Joseph Harrison Jun.'s copy]. CONFEDERATE IMPRINTS, Edward A. POLLARD.

Observations in the North: Eight Months in Prison and on Parole [Joseph Harrison Jun.'s copy]

Richmond: E.W. Ayres, 1865. The Confederate journalist's diary of his time in captivity following his capture while running a blockade aboard the steamer Grayhound. Pollard was first brought to New York and then up to Boston where he was confined at Fort Warren. Prior to being exchanged in January, 1865, Pollard spent a period of time in solitary confinement at Fortress Monroe. Upon his release the author returned to Richmond where the first printing of this publication, a highly unfavorable portrait of his treatment in the North, was the last, or at least the penultimate, publication issued under the Confederacy. See DAB 15, p. 47. CRANDALL 2647; HARWELL 68; HOWES P-457; PARRISH 4994; SABIN 63876. Second unstated printing, with the "6" on p. 136 dropped below its proper place. Slim octavo (21cm.); contemporary plain brown limp cloth, original printed wrappers bound in; vii,[8]-142pp. A few faint creases to flexible cloth wrappers, minor toning to textblock, contemporary armorial ex libris of the mechanical engineer and collector Joseph Harrison Junior (1810-1874) and his brother Theodore L. Harrison mounted inside upper and rear covers; Very Good and sound overall.

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