“THE SOUTHERN STATES HAD RIGHTFULLY THE POWER TO WITHDRAW”
DAVIS, Jefferson. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. New York, 1881. Two volumes.
First edition of Jefferson Davis’ seminal history of the Confederacy, one of the most important works on the Civil War written by one of the conflict’s primary figures, and one of the major arguments for the Constitutional basis of the war, with 18 maps (14 folding, four in-text) and 19 plates, including engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee, and others. $1300.