Buffalo: George H. Derby & Company, 1851. Hardcover. 260p. A hardcover book bound in embossed light blue cloth. Good condition overall. Corners rubbed through, light chipping at the head and foot of the spine, spine lightly tanned, and cloth lightly soiled all over. Small black ink stain at the bottom corner of the front cover. Several light scratches in the side foredge. Sticker residue and old pen note inside front cover. Bottom corner of rear free endpaper torn off. Light foxing throughout, but otherwise, text clean and binding secure. Item #174897
A very scarce publication by Prince Achille Murat (1801-1847), son of Joachim Murat, Napoleon's brother-in-law. He moved to the United States and became a cotton planter in Florida; as such, this work of his reveals his pro-slavery sentiments. This English version edited and translated by Henry J. Bradfield.