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White, Richard G.:

THE NEW GOSPEL OF PEACE ACCORDING TO ST. BENJAMIN.

New York: [1863] 42pp, 12mo, original printed deep red wrappers (chipped). Contents lightly stained. A Good+ copy of a fragile and scarce item. Howes says "White disavowed authorship" of this satirical piece, a biblical rendering of the slavery conflict in U.S. history, with references to Charles the Summoner, James 'whose surname being interpreted meaneth Facing-both-ways,' Abraham the Honest, and the Phiretas (for the Fireaters of the South). White, a New York man of letters who wrote for the London Spectator on behalf of the North during the War, evidently did not want to be associated with an item that he may have considered undignified. FIRST EDITION. Howes W368. Monaghan 256 (noting several variants).


Book Id: 1341

Price: $40.00

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