Richmond, VA: West & Johnston, 1862. Wraps housed in a stiff cardboard binder with a clamshell pocket. Very good, square and tight. / None. Item #579
Howes 167: “Southern political philosophy explained and defended.” Not in Nevins. Parrish & Willingham 5583, Crandall 2784.
WRAPPERS. INSCRIBED AND PRESENTED BY THE AUTHOR AND PUBLISHERS, MARCH 20, 1862, TO DR. JAMES BEALE [UNK].
The author recounts slavery from the very beginning in an attempt to justify it in the South. Economic necessity caused by the cotton boom also "made it necessary."