Mobile, [Alabama]: John F. Early, Agent, 1860.
Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. 479, pp. Publisher's cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Imprint of the English edition affixed to the bottom of the dedication page, else just about fine, housed in a custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed by the author to President Ulysses S. Grant on the pastedown: "To his Excellency President Grant: With the sincere prayer that in spite of all conventions of traitors, he may, by the blessings of God, be 'Our President' for the next Decade; and this he will be, if the people are allowed to speak but their wants & wishes; and with the sincere confidence, & respect of his unseen friend, The Author. On his farm near Griffin, Ga." On the front fly is a rather less formal Inscription from the author: "For the Presidents [sic] Private Library from Charlie Thomas. St. Bride's Plantation. Griffin, Georgia."