New York: Dix & Edwards, 1856. First Edition, First Printing. Very good relatively tight copy in original blind-stamped brown cloth, with a half-inch chip missing from the cloth at the spine, usual mild wear and some foxing to the endpapers. Contemporary (1856) ownership signature of Evans Rogers on preliminary blank page. Rogers was the father of industrialist Fairman Rogers and in-law of the prolific Furness family.. Thick duodecimo. 13.5 x 19 cm. xv; 724 pp. + advertisements. With occasional reproductions of illustrations in the text. The first of three volumes Olmsted was commissioned to write for the New York Times (then called the New York Daily Times) on the Southern slave economy. An important journalistic work. (Inventory #: 26908)
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