London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1923. Original cloth. Hardcover in two volumes. Volume One: pp. [2 blanks] [i-vi] vii-ix [x]  2 - 398, [2 blanks]; Blue cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt; Gilt lettering on spine; Previous owner's name written in pen on free endpaper. Volume Two: pp. [i-iv] v-viii, 1-379 ; Blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering; Gilt lettering on spine; Previous owners name written on free endpaper.
Both Volumes have tender haed and tail of spine, corners a little pushed and abraded. Volume One: Foxing to all edges; Front free endpaper is age-toned; Back endpaper has large corner piece torn away; edges scuffed and nibbled. Volume Two: Foxing to all edges : Front and back free endpapers are age-toned. Good. Item #1497
Attorney and author Walter Gaston Shotwell was born in 1856 in Harrison county, Ohio. He was exposed to abolitionist sentiments by his parents and professors at Franklin College. As an attorney, he willingly served African-American clients. This background inspired his first book, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner (1910). His second book The Civil War in America is notably pro-Union. (Arthur J. Morris Law Library).