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SCARCE CONFEDERATE NOVEL (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--FICTION.) DESMOS (Pseudonym). Old Toney and His Master; or The Abolitionist and the Land-Pirate. 393, 14 pp. of advertisements at the end, with half of the last page torn. Frontispiece. 8vo, original blind-stamped cloth, re-cased with the original spine laid down; some occasional foxing, pages lightly and evenly toned. Nashville: Southwestern Publishing House, 1861
first edition of this novel revolving around the family of Colonel Shelton, the loss of his plantation and the faithful slave Toney and his family. A familiar theme in Southern fiction both before and after the Civil War. Crandall, Confederate Imprints, 3083; Wright, Vol.II, 743. Not in the Blockson Collection or the Schomburg.
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