The Life and Times of Bertrand du Guesclin: A History of the Fourteenth Century.

Charleston: John Russell, 1864. First edition (printed in England from a manuscript sent through the blockade, the books then returned through the blockade). 8vo. 2 volumes: xvi, 287; viii, 314 pp. Portrait frontispiece to volume one. Jamison (1810-1864), a native of the Orangeburg District, attended South Carolina College and practiced law for two years, but spent most of his life as a planter, serving for a decade in the state legislature and pursuing historical studies when he had time; Jamison served as president of the South Carolina secession convention in December, 1860 (see DAB). Parrish 5519. Harwell Confederate Hundred 44: "His work is likely to restore to its deserved place in the temple of fame a name which has been deprived of honours freely bestowed on much less deserving claimants" (quoted from "The Index," London, 1864). Harwell Cornerstones of Confederate Collecting 12. With St. Charles College stamps on the title page of each volume, its accession number on the verso of the title pages, and light evidence of label removal on the lower spine (the college closed in 1977). Still a good solid copy. Original gilt-stamped decorated brown cloth (spine ends a little frayed). (10110). Item #63402

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