Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862. Quarter Leather. Very Good binding. Item #6873
Octavo. xvi, 17-406, [2 (blank)] pp. Second "Corrected and improved edition." In later binding, backed in leather with marbled paper over boards; original stiff wrappers bound in. Binding is fairly fresh with limited wear; wrappers are rubbed and faded with minor chipping to the extremities; contemporary owner name of John Guthrie Jr. on top of the front wrapper; contents are heavily toned and foxed consistent with many Confederate imprints.
"The first popular history of the war from the Confederate point of view, Pollard's works are seriously marred by venomous anti-Davis feeling and bitter anti-Northern prejudice" CWB II, 175. Eicher echoes Nevins's assessment noting that the Southern History of War, of which this present title is the first of four volumes, was "[w]ritten immediately after the war in the heat of passion, the book is a revisionist Southern attempt to attack the Northern credibility and to blame a long list of Southerners who failed in defeat, chiefly Jefferson Davis himself" Eicher 705. Howes P-449; Parrish & Willingham 4992.