New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. First edition. Wraps. Presentation copy from the author, with a cadet signature "H. Wardwell, West Point" at the title page.
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795 – 1858) was a prominent New York lawyer, close ally of Martin Van Buren, Attorney General of the US, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and one of the founders of New York University.
8vo, half-title, 46pp. Printed brown paper wrappers; title printed in black at the front wrapper. Marked at lower front wrapper, chipped at spine; internally some scattered fox spotting. American Imprints 54784. Very good overall. Item #24364