Item #62549 Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State, with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens. John F. H. Claiborne.
Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State, with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens.

Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State, with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens.

Jackson, MS: Power and Barksdale, Publishers and Printers, 1880. first edition, Vol. I [all published]. Large 8vo. xxiii, 545, (1, errata) pp. Portraits from wood engravings, plates. Accompanied by a copy of the unbound sheets for the index to this book by C.M. Lagrone (Hattiesburg, MS: Book Farm, 1939; 39 pp.). HowesC-419. Larned 3281: "The manuscript of volume two was accidentally burned and the death of the author prevented rewriting ... he relies on valuable documents left by his father, Gen. Claiborne, and his uncle, Gov. Claiborne, and on his own knowledge of men and matters. His account of the customs of Indian tribes in Mississippi and of events leading to the Civil War is of special importance ... the work will be used by future historians as a storehouse to draw upon. Unfortunately it has no index" [finally compiled and published in 1939]." Owner's pencil note and marking concerning a relative, else very good and quite scarce with the index. Original gilt-stamped dark olive green cloth. Item #62549

Price: $500.00

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