Charleston: Printed by S. Babcock, 1840. , viii, -355, [1 blank] pp. Lightly foxed, endpapers dusted, bound in modern buckram [no institutional marks]. Except as noted, Very Good.
This first edition [BAL's Printing 'A'] is unusual in the marketplace today. Simms, as DAB describes him, "had a strong bent toward public affairs, a warm local patriotism, and a passion to defend South Carolina, with the whole South, against those who, he thought, maligned or misunderstood them...He did lose all his union sentiments, chiefly because he held that slavery was 'an especially and wisely devised institution of heaven'."
FIRST EDITION. Howes S470. BAL 18069. AI 40-6137 . Sabin 81219. Item #34953