Mobile: S. H. Goetzel, Publisher, 1864. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Item #6229
12mo. 240; 240; 139, ; 152 pp. Confederate imprint, first thus. In early half morocco with corners and marbled paper over boards; all wallpaper wrappers bound in. A handsomely bound copy of this late-war Confederate imprint with front and rear wrappers printed on the back of striking floral wallpaper. Early owner bookplate of Sarah J. Porter on the front pastedown below a small Philadelphia bookseller's ticket, otherwise clean but for expected toning; a well preserved copy.
This is one of many instances of Confederate printers printing on the back of wall paper. It illustrates just how scarce resources like paper were becoming in many parts of the Confederacy, particularly late in the war. Examples of such printing are increasingly uncommon and collected. It is rare to find this novel complete in 4 volumes with all wall paper wrappers present. A very nice copy. Parrish & Willingham 6437.