THE SUMMER OF THE PESTILENCE: A HISTORY OF THE RAVAGES OF THE YELLOW FEVER IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, A.D. 1855. George D. Armstrong.
THE SUMMER OF THE PESTILENCE: A HISTORY OF THE RAVAGES OF THE YELLOW FEVER IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, A.D. 1855

THE SUMMER OF THE PESTILENCE: A HISTORY OF THE RAVAGES OF THE YELLOW FEVER IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, A.D. 1855

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1856. Hard Cover. Good+ binding. Item #6277

12mo. 192 pp. First edition. In publisher's embossed cloth. Extremities a bit rubbed; spine sunned; small snag in the cloth of the spine at the rear joint has been repaired along the way in a fairly unobtrusive manner; rippling to the cloth of the back board and some staining to the front; despite the catalog of issues with the binding, it presents as a fairly indifferent copy; contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper; light and scattered foxing and toning. Recounting the yellow fever epidemic that devastated the population in 1855, killing as much as a third of the citizens by some accounts. Sabin 2021.

Price: $250.00

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