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. This work also helped cement Daviss image as a Lost Cause martyr. It was written by the physician in attendance during the imprisonment in Fortress MonroeA 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.Includes full-page woodcut engraving of Davis in prison. 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. Nevins I:189; Sabin 17429. Boritt, Holzer Jefferson Daviss Generals. Collation complete with all pages: 377p. Binding: Hardcover cloth; tight & secure. 7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm).
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