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Confederate Imprint THE PARTISAN LEADER: A NOVEL
Tucker, [Nathaniel] Beverley | edited by Thos. A. Ware. THE PARTISAN LEADER: A NOVEL. And an Apocalypse of the Origin and Struggles of the Southern Confederacy. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862. Octavo. [2, blank], viii, 220, [4, ads], [2, blank] pp. Confederate Imprint. Stitched into printed wrappers. Covers are a trifle soiled and contents are variously foxed/toned, at times moderately to heavily. Nevertheless, remarkably well preserved in Very Good condition. In the introduction, Ware touts Tucker's novel as predictive of the Civil War, though written 25 years earlier. In "In Tall Cotton," Harwell calls this, "the grandfather of Civil War novels. It was written as an anti-Jackson and Van Buren document in the guise of fiction and published surreptitiously in Washington in 1836, with a fictitious imprint date of 1856. It describes a war centering in the southwestern mountains of Virginia in which the South is victorious. It was republished in New York in 1861 as anti-Confederate propaganda and then in Richmond in 1862 as pro-Confederate propaganda." Crandall 3112; Howes T-394 "aa"; In Tall Cotton 182; Parrish & Willingham 6586.
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