The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey. A History of Political Parties in the United States, from 1834 to 1864; Especially as to the Origin of the Confederate States. Birmingham: Roberts & Sons, 1892.
8vo. Original brown cloth, extremities rubbed, boards soiled and rubbed; light internal soiling, otherwise a very good copy. $350.00
First edition. Yancey (1814-1863) was a state legislator in Alabama, elected to Congress before he resigned to lead the successionist movement. Following Lincoln's election, Yancey directed the proceedings of the Alabama convention and authored the ordinance of secession. He was even sent overseas by Jefferson Davis in an attempt to gain recognition of the Confederate government.