REMINISCENCES OF GEORGIA Emily Burke 1850 Black Americana Slavery Plantation 1st


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REMINISCENCES OF GEORGIA Emily Burke 1850 Black Americana Slavery Plantation 1st

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Reminiscences of Georgia

by Emily P. Burke

A collection of 30 letters originally published in a New England journal. Her intent was to share a Northerner's view of everyday life in the South, to satisfy a general curiosity and to help future teachers prepare for their relocation. She tells of life in Savannah, her tours to plantations, what she sees of poor whites in the country and her unhappy observations of slavery. 252 pages. 4.5 x 7 inches.

"It is with mingled emotions of pain and pleasure that I think of leaving a place that has become so dear to me," she writes in the conclusion of the book. As such, when the book was republished in 1978 it was titled "Pleasure and Pain: Reminiscences of Georgia In The 1840s."

FIRST EDITION, published by: James M Fitch, Oberlin, Ohio. 1850.

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Brown boards are blind stamped on covers with elaborate gilt decoration on spine.
  • Cover edges exhibit moderate to significant wear, with exposed board at lower corners.
  • Binding is a bit shaken, with play in the covers, as well as cocked with an overhanging front cover.
  • Spine ends are crushed, with fraying and chips.
  • Book is complete, with a loose signature at pages 67-78, and pages 3-6 detached.
  • Front flyleaf has a few tiny numbers in pencil.
  • Back pastedown has tiny pencil writing.
  • Interior is free of writing and stray marks.
  • Pages are moderately aged and foxed, more at pastedowns.
  • There is what appears to be a water stain in the lower corner of some pages.
  • A few pages have edgewear, including bumps and creases.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160608

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Subject: Exploration & Travel
Topic: American South
Original/Facsimile: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: First Edition
Publisher: James M Fitch
Place of Publication: Ohio
Year Printed: 18500000
Author: Emily P Burke
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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