New York: Anson P. Norton, 1860. 12mo, wraps, 144 pp. Very Good. Item #CAT0182
An uncommon pro-annexation title on the gold fields of what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Courtney was commissioned by the editor of the New York Herald to write a pro-annexation treatise. He described the island as a virginal paradise ready for U.S. husbanding and fertilization. The outbreak of the Civil War a year later left these efforts to annex nearly impossible, and Courtney and similar advocates' ambitions were blocked. Spain reannexed Santo Domingo in 1861. A very good minus copy in original wraps with light general wear and some chips to wraps.