Boston: William V. Spencer, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Good. Item #L046136
238,  pages. Antislavery novel; notable for the author's short preface, stating his wish to "do justice to the better side of southern character, while portraying some features of that fatal system". Wright II, 411 (locates 9 copies in all); with title page of "Home Life : What It Is, and What It Needs" by John F.W. Ware following text. Wear to extremities (chiefly to lower part of spine and to spine edge of lower cover); sunning and rubbing to spine and covers; some internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and preliminaries). Provenance: With the ink signature and inscription of one "Acting Ensign Geo. F. Howes, U.S. Navy", dated August 2, 1864. Still a serviceable copy of a scarce work, with a fairly intriguing Civil War provenance.