New York: Blakeman and Mason, 1862. Corners worn. Spine extremities frayed, 1/2" piece missing at head. Quite a clean copy throughout the text. A series of 52 letters. Orpheus C. Kerr was the penname of Robert Henry Newell (1836-1901) a 19th century humorist. He wrote these satirical articles and letters during the Civil War commenting on the war and society in general. The name is a play on words for "office seeker",. At the time, political offices were considered plums--requiring little or no work and regular pay! Information taken from Wikipedia. 382pp.. First Edition. Gray Pebbled Cloth. General Moderate Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.
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