Title: Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline ...
Publisher: George W. Childs, Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1862
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
458 pages plus ads. Brownlow, a minister, had strongly supported the Union cause in the lead-up to the Civil War. He was active in a group of East Tennesseeans who sought to stay in the Union. His pro-Union positions gained him prominence in the North, to which he fled in 1862. This memoir was extremely popular during the war, selling a reported 100,000 copies. First or early printing. Top of spine a bit chipped, else a very good hardcover copy in the publisher's original cloth binding. Bookseller Inventory # 69336
Synopsis: Philadelphia 1862 first edition. Childs. Small octavo, 458pp., frontispiece engraved portrait of Brownlow; woodcuts. original green cloth hardcover. Small ink owner signature on top of titlepage (F. C. Platt.) VG, light wear.
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