Reminiscences of Charleston, Lately Published in the Charleston Courier, and Now Revised and Enlarged by the Author
by Fraser, Charles
Charleston, SC: John Russell, 1854. First edition. 8vo. 119 pp. Fraser (1782-1860) gave up a promising career in the law in the 1810s to become one of the best American miniature painters of the 19th century. This book "[gives] an authentic picture of the [ante-bellum] community" (DAB). Howes F-340. Sabin 25675. Turnbull III, p. 183. Bookplate, Charleston owner's name on the front endpaper, persistent foxing, but a good solid copy. Original purple cloth (rubbed and spotted, spine ends a little chipped), gilt spine title (dull). (#8230).
(Inventory #: 61263)
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