Very Good. Item #9510
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. 12mo; [xii], 331pp +4 ads. One facsimile. Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. Gilt to top of text-block. Boards a bit edgeworn with a few scratches to cloth and fading to spine. Opens easily between a few gatherings with some cracks starting to show, but binding is holding soundly. Shallow dampstain along top page edges from flyleaf through facsimile, not involving text, which disappears throughout the rest of the volume. Pages unmarked.
Biography of the colonial South Carolina plantation owner whose cultivation of indigo and processing of it as a dye accounted for a third of the colony's pre-Revolutionary exports.