THEIR SHADOWS BEFORE A STORY OF THE SOUTHAMPTON INSURRECTION.

Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1899. 202pp. Small octavo. Gilt pictorial slate blue cloth, t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Minor rubbing at tips, neat 1920 gift inscription on pastedown, slight scratch and a few faint spots to lower board, but a very good, bright copy. Item #WRCLIT77545

First edition of the author's first book, an uncommonly sympathetic portrayal of Nat Turner by an expatriate Southerner. Bouvé was born in Arkansas, the daughter of the Confederate General, and was raised in Virginia. She moved to Boston and established herself as a journalist, novelist and children's author. While not uncommon in institutional locations, now uncommon in commerce. WRIGHT III:613.

Price: $225.00