An Address to King Cotton. Eugene PELLETAN, trans Leander Starr.

An Address to King Cotton

New York: H. de Mareil, 1863. First American Edition. Member of the opposition of France's Second Empire takes on "King Cotton": "You have committed a wrong act. It is not everything to be a king, even with only a bale for a throne; one must also be faithful to the Constitution" (p. [1]). Concludes with the sinister admonition "Remember the example of the French nobility. They left the soil rather than submit to common law, and the soil passed from them into the hands of a class sprung from the revolution and identified with liberty. Since that day the French nation has formed one family" (p. 19). LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 7529; SABIN 59582. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's pink stitched wrappers printed within decorative border; 19pp. Light soil, wrapper extremities a bit faded, else Very Good, internally fine.

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