(New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881).

SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND A SUPERIOR SET. Nevins holds that this, the great work to come out of the Confederacy’s political system ‘conceals much’ and that it is the Confederate President’s most significant argument on secession and states’ rights. Eicher (154) considered it a “ valuable portrait of the postwar psychological state of Jefferson Davis. It is one of the great tomes to come out of the American Civil War when the remarkably literary and most eminent of the victors and vanquished penned their memoirs for the nation’s posterity.
This set with the provenance of prominent Chicago businessman George C. Prussing. Prussing was president of a brick and cement company and made quite a fortune during the rebuilding of the city after the Great Fire. Item #30387

2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with numerous black and white portrait plates and many maps including a number folding. Tall, thick, 8vo, in the publisher’s original scarce polished brown cloth binding, gilt lettered on spines, and with gilt seal of the Confederate States on the upper covers. xxi, 707, [4] ads; xvii, 808, [4] ads pp. Index in each volume. A bright and handsome set, very scarce in this condition.

Price: $1,450.00