Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's brown triple-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 458,(ads)pp.; steel engraved portrait frontispiece. Corners bumped, spine toned and gilt quite dulled, some old soiling to textblock, contemporary stenciled ownership markings to front free endpaper, old bookseller's description tipped to final leaf of publisher's ads; still, a Very Good and sound copy.
The exiled Tennessee publisher and minister's history of the secession, composed during a speaking tour through the Northern states following his imprisonment for condemning the Confederacy. SABIN 8705.