New York: Mason Brothers, 1861. First edition. 8vo. 319 pp. Inscribed on a front endpaper "Wm. Sydney Smith / with best regards of / the author. / Jany. 1861." Seabury (1801-1872), a native of Connecticut, became an Episcopal priest, served as editor of the church organ, "the Churchman," 1833-1849, and was actively involved in Church affairs and politics through four decades; DAB describes this book as "a not very happy excursion into [state] politics." Sabin 78752. Work, p. 316. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 9244. Not in Blockson catalogue. Very good. Original brown cloth, gilt spine title (dull). (#8204). (Inventory #: 61258)
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