An Address to King Cotton [bound with:] Adresse au Roi Coton. [First title] translated by Leander Starr.

New York: H. De Mareil, Editor of the Messager Franco-Americain, 1963. First edition in English and first American edition (a Paris edition appeared the same year). 8vo. 2 volumes: 19; 19 pp. A pro-Union and anti-slavery essay in the guise of a letter to King Cotton, firmly upholding abolitionist views and a showing faith in President Lincoln, "no one knows better how to utilize defeat ... at this moment he holds a world in his hand." Sabin 59581 and 59582. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 7529 and 7531. Not in Monaghan. Front wrapper of each title with the stamp of the "Loyal Publication Society" (another 1863 edition of the first title was issued by that organization). Very good. Somewhat later brown half-morocco and marbled boards and endpapers, leather spine labels, original printed pink wrappers for each volume bound in, the volume bulked out with blank leaves. (10124). Item #63447

Price: $200.00

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