Life in the Open Air and Other Papers. Burgundy cloth over board with gilt title on spine, top gilt pages. Binding is square and tight. Pages are clean and unmarked aside from p 86/7, which have light foxing, back cover has some soiling, cover lightly faded. 5.25 x 7.25.
At the Battle of Big Bethel in 1861, Winthrop was one of the first Union soldiers, and the first Major, killed in the Civil War. Unable to find a publisher during his lifetime, Winthrop's books began to be published shortly after his death.
An ardent abolitionist, his works largely focused on the granduer and beauty found in wilderness. Life in the Open Air is a scarce book that includes.
A chapter about Fort Monroe, in Virginia where he would die in the Battle of Big Bethel. A manuscript about the New York Seventh Regement's march to Washington. And his outdoor adventures and skating through the Maine wilderness of Mt Kathadin and the Penobscott Bay in Maine.
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