Cincinnati: Poe & Hitchcock, 1865. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Original printed wrappers, top fore-edge corner bumped, front wrapper splitting at joint. Newspaper obituary of author tipped-in, causing some offsetting. Item #12454
First edition of this eulogy delivered in the city of Mount Carmel, Illinois, on Sunday, April 23, 1865. According to the obituary, Sears (1825-1911) traced his ancestry back to the Mayflower and pilgrim days. Monaghan, 717.