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[Johnson, A.S.?]:

MEMOIRS OF A NULLIFIER; WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. BY A NATIVE OF THE SOUTH.

Printed and Published at the Telescope Office, Columbia, S.C.: 1832 Original publisher's cloth [paper spine label worn away]. [5], [1 blank], [5]-110, [1 errata] pp [as issued]. Scattered foxing, Good+. This first edition was republished in 1860. It is quite scarce, with OCLC recording only a few locations under several accession numbers [along with many facsimile copies]. Wright says Algerson Sidney Johnson, not Thomas Cooper, to whom authorship had sometimes been attributed, wrote it. The book, a major effort in behalf of State Rights at the height of the Nullification Controversy, is dedicated to James Hamilton, South Carolina's Nullification Governor. A fictional satire pillorying New Englanders, it details its naive Southern narrator's experiences with Yankees. These include a trip to the River Styx. The Yankees personify the artifices, trickery, and manipulations of corrupt, commercial sophistication. Howes J121aa. II Turnbull 276. I Wright 760.


Book Id: 20872

Price: $600.00

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