1856. New York: 1856.
8vo, 400pp. Original brown gilt-decorated cloth [some dulling]. Several ink signatures at front. A good copy.
§ First edition. Brewerton, an itinerant reporter, volunteered and was hired by James Gordon Bennett, owner of the NY Herald, to travel to Kansas and become the newspaper's man on the scene... He was in the territory for several months, writing vividly. Much of the book contains the words of leaders on both sides of the Free-State and Pro-slavery groups. Item #123765