DICEY, Edward. Six Months in the Federal States. Frontispiece [LIVERPOOL COLLEGE PRIZE BINDING]

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Two volumes in one. London & Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. x, 310, vi, 326. Bound in full purple calf for Liverpool College Upper School. Covers framed by double gilt fillets enclosing in gilt on the upper cover the badge of the College. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title on brown morocco label in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design; board edges hatched in gilt; turn-ins blind tooled; comb-marbled endpapers. Prize label awarded to T.W.K. Shaw on front pastedown, dated 1866. Stamp of Webb & Hunt, Liverpool, on front pastedown. All edges marbled. A very good copy.
A scarce and exhaustive account by the correspondent of Macmillan’s Magazine, voicing strong anti-Confederate sentiments. With chapters on: New York to Washington; The Free Negro; The Slave-trader Gordon; Washington; Congress; Constitution of the United States; State Constitutions; Constitution of the Territories; Wendell Phillips; The Proclamation and the Border States; Notabilities of Washington; Mr. Russell and Mr. Stanton; Glimpses of Slavery; England and America; Political Speculations; American Society.

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