Address of the Commissioners for Raising the Endowment of The University of the South (1859 FIRST PRINTING). Americana, Leonidas POLK, ELLIOTT, Stephen, et all.

Address of the Commissioners for Raising the Endowment of The University of the South (1859 FIRST PRINTING)

New Orleans: B.M. Norman, 1895. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. 5 1/2 X 8 3/4 Inches. 16 PP. Very Good. Item #912

The foundational fundraising circular printed in order to garner support for the construction of Sewanee, The University of the South. "The Southern States have not been indifferent to the subject of Collegiate education. Each of these States, at a very early period of its history, has founded an Univeristy, upon which it was intended to concentrate the patronage of the State Legislature....the world is trying hard to persuade us that a slaveholding people cannot be a people of high moral and intellectual culture."

Original cream wrappers with a solid vertical fold down the middle. Slight scuffing to the covers. The date of "1859" handwritten at top of front cover. An exceedingly impressive copy of this rare copy only represented by Harvard University on OCLC.

Price: $500.00

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