Charleston: Russell and Jones, 1858, 1858. First edition. Cloth a little worn and soiled; some light foxing; a good copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped gray-green cloth with gilt lettering on the upper board. A poem on country life as the ideal environment for poets and statesmen. John William Grayson (1788-1863) was a native of South Carolina and both poet and statesman. He pursued classical studies, practiced law, served in the South Carolina and U.S. House of Representatives, and he opposed the South's secession. He was also a contributor to the Southern Review. This was his only published book of poetry. (Inventory #: 27194)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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