FIRST EDITION: Fair to good condition. Handsome, Original, 3/4 Genuine Leather Binding with Marbled Boards; Gold Lettering and Decorative Highlights, Antique Book Set; Marbled End Pages and Page Ends, Contains Frontispiece Illustrations; Illustrated Thoughout with Scenes, Portraits and Maps.PUBLISHED BY BELFORD COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK, IN 1890. This is a First Edition copy of the memoir of Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This extensive memoir gives excellent, primary source insights, from the Presidential home and office into the issues, personalities and causes of the Confederate States of America, public opinion, and into the personality and temperance of the Confederate President as well. President Davis had an often austere, aloof, and perplexing public demeanor which offered few clues as to what kind of man he really was.
Varina Davis's perceptive narrative offers unique insight into all aspects of her husband's life. This is a complete, matching two-volume set. Volume I is concerned with his formative public career from birth through army and congressional service. It has a handsome frontispiece of Jefferson Davis and contains 699 pages. Volume 2 tells the story of the Civil War as Jefferson Davis and his family saw it, has a nice matching frontispiece of Varina Davis and contains 939 pages.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "blancarrow" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.