Columbia, Tn. 1853. 228pp. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Head and foot of spine chipped, extremities worn and lightly frayed, but binding tight. Light scattered foxing. Good plus. Item #WRCAM47465
Allen was elected to the legislature of Tennessee in 1845 amidst heated battles over the Oregon and Texas questions. He enlisted in the military as a volunteer when the Mexican-American War broke out. He died at the battle of Monterey. The second half of this work is devoted to speeches and compositions by and about Allen. Although some bibliographies call for a frontispiece, there is not one in this volume, nor is there any indication that there ever was. Previous copies we have owned have also been without a frontispiece, and we surmise that not all copies were issued with one. SABIN 73595. ALLEN (IMPRINTS) 3299. ALLEN (RARITIES) 632.