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The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey

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The first edition of The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey: A History Of Political Parties In The United States, From 1834 to 1864 by John Witherspoon DuBose.

Octavo, xiv, [2], 752pp, [2]. Publisher’s full brown cloth, title stamped in gilt. Light wear to tips of spine, rubbing to cloth along bottom edge of rear board. Solid text block, free of foxing or notations. From the private Americana library of Lucius Bryan Dabney of “Belmont.” Complete with frontispiece portrait and 8 full page photographic plates, all with tissue covers. (Howes D524) A bright, near fine example.

William Lowndes Yancey (1814-1863) was a prominent American politician and diplomat from Alabama. Known as a leading secessionist and an influential figure in the Confederate States, Yancey was a key advocate for states’ rights and slavery. He served as a U.S. Senator and as a member of the Confederate Congress. He was also appointed as the Confederate commissioner to Britain and France during the Civil War, aiming to gain European support for the Confederacy.

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