1866 1ed Prison Life of Jefferson Davis Civil War Slavery Confederate President

CRAVEN, John Joseph

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“A sympathetic account of Davis’s confinement at Fortress Monroe; by the physician assigned to attend him; includes several long conversations” (Nevins)

 

A rare first edition of the “Prison Life of Jefferson Davis” by John Joseph Craven. According to Sabin, this first edition was printed on both small and large paper and includes a “Political Letter written to a Citizen of Illinois.”(Sabin). This work also ‘helped cement Davis’s image as a Lost Cause martyr.” (Boritt, Holzer). It was written by the physician in attendance during the imprisonment in Fortress Monroe…A kind of diary of the daily life, giving the gist of conversations. Written by a Union man, but sympathetic and forgiving. Unlikely to please the rabid element of either side.” (Larned, Lit. of Am. History). Includes full-page woodcut engraving of Davis in prison.

 

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1866 1ed Prison Life of Jefferson Davis Civil War Slavery Confederate President

  

“A sympathetic account of Davis’s confinement at Fortress Monroe; by the physician assigned to attend him; includes several long conversations” (Nevins)

 

A rare first edition of the “Prison Life of Jefferson Davis” by John Joseph Craven. According to Sabin, this first edition was printed on both small and large paper and includes a “Political Letter written to a Citizen of Illinois.”(Sabin). This work also ‘helped cement Davis’s image as a Lost Cause martyr.” (Boritt, Holzer). It was written by the physician in attendance during the imprisonment in Fortress Monroe…A kind of diary of the daily life, giving the gist of conversations. Written by a Union man, but sympathetic and forgiving. Unlikely to please the rabid element of either side.” (Larned, Lit. of Am. History). Includes full-page woodcut engraving of Davis in prison.

 

Item number: #343

Price: $350

 

CRAVEN, John Joseph

 

Prison life of Jefferson Davis : embracing details and incidents in his captivity, particulars concerning his health and habits, together with many conversations on topics of great public interest

 

New York: Carleton; London: Samson Low, 1866. First edition. Nevins I:189; Sabin 17429. Boritt, Holzer Jefferson Davis’s Generals. Larned 2159.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 377p.
    • Illustrated portrait – woodcut (Sabin)
  • Binding: Hardcover cloth; tight & secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)

 

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Category

Americana, American History

Authors

CRAVEN, John Joseph

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete