"THE GATES WERE THROWN WIDE OPEN TO THE INVASION OF THE NORTH, AND TO NEW FIELDS OF ENTERPRISE FOR THE VICTORIOUS ARMIES OF THE SOUTH": RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE CONFEDERATE IMPRINT, SECOND BATTLE OF MANASSAS, 1862
[POLLARD, Edward Albert]. Second Battle of Manassas: With Sketches of the Recent Campaign in Northern Virginia and on the Upper Potomac. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862. Octavo, period-style half calf gilt, marbled boards, rear wrapper only; pp. 48. $2200.
Rare first edition of this Confederate imprint chronicling the Second Battle of Bull Run from the perspective of a prominent Richmond reporter.
This rare Confederate imprint comprises a report on the Second Battle of Bull Run by Richmond reporter Edward Pollard. Pollard was one of the lead editors of the Richmond Examiner during the Civil War. This extremely detailed report is rich in details of the battle, as well as context from a Southern perspective. After the war, Pollard wrote The Lost Cause, a fervent defense of Southern society, slavery, white supremacy, and secession. Crandall 2549. Parrish & Willingham 4995. Ink number neatly written on front wrapper.
Minor marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, a bit of toning mostly to title page, a few small areas of faint foxing. A very good copy.