New York: H. Long, 1854. First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s brown cloth, 259 pp. Good Plus. Item #CAT0114
The Vermont-born Chase moved to Tennessee in 1838. He was elected as a member of the Democratic Party to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses, serving from 1845-1849 before returning north to New York City to practice law. In this work of fiction, which is mostly intended as a diatribe against the hypocrisy of the English, he proposes that, “The African adopts him-self with greater readiness than the white man.” In his view, wage slavery in the North and in England was worse than the slavery in the South. An uncommon first edition copy. Some wear and tears to boards, some light marginal foxing to contents, but still sound and usable, good plus condition overall.