A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, Covering Social and Political Life in Washington and the South, 1853-1866.; Put into narrative form by Ada Sterling. Illustrated from contemporary portraits.

New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1905. Early reprint (first published the previous year). 8vo. xxii, 386 pp. 24 portrait plates. Affixed to the front endpaper is a 1908 autograph letter, signed by the author from 'Wildwood,' Alabama, to a Mrs. Reynolds, sending her autograph for the book by way of a note on Japonica. Nevins II, p. 185: "Descriptive largely of wartime life in Richmond and Macon, with good accounts of shortages and substitutes." Not in Nicholson. Some foxing to endpapers and light toning to title page and a few other leavers, but a very good copy. Original silver and gilt-stamped decorated green cloth, top edge gilt. (10050). Item #63622

Price: $275.00

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