Washington DC: Little, Morris & Co., Publishers, Northwest Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Seventeenth St., Near the Executive Mansion, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo. ,  pages, 802 pages. Frontispiece engraving of President James Buchanon and engraved portraits of John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane in the text. Marbled paper covered boards with black leather spine and corners. No title labels on the spine or cover. Leather rubbed on the edges. Volume has continuos pagination with four dated sections: November 1859; March 1860; June 1860; and October 1860. Originally issued in wraps, the original covers, title pages, and advertisements were removed when bound. An explanatory page of the volume titled "To Our Friends" is dated January 1, 1860. This scarce volume has a variety of articles covering literature, history and current events of the period. Articles cover Slavery and Abolition, Cotton, Appalachian Group of Indian Tribes, Southern viewpoints, the U.S. military, a section of the book titled the "Impending Crises of the South" by Hinton Rowan Helper, United States Coast Survey, British Novelists, Forgotten Authors, Territorial question, Washington, Foreign commercial relations, the San Juan question, Salem witchcraft; the Gulf, Aerial navigation, Mexico, and much more. A good amount of current information on the eve of the Civil War.
(Inventory #: 14640)
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