New York: Dix & Edwards, 1856.
First edition. Bound in publisher's brown ribbed cloth decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine. Near Fine, with dulling to gilt titles, shallow chipping at head of spine. Several small stains to top edge of textblock. Small corner missing from front free end paper. A nice and sharp copy of a book which usually turns up much worse for wear. Olmsted was interested in the slave economy and was commissioned by The New York Daily Times (currently The New York Times) to travel in the American South and gather extensive research. His dispatches, vivid first-person accounts of the antebellum South, were collected into three volumes, this being the first. Item #140939282