The Man Without A Country. Edward Everett Hale.

The Man Without A Country

Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1865. First edition. leather_bound. 23 pages. 16.5 x 11 cm. The story of an American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his day as sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. The story was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863 to bolster support for the Union Army during the Civil War. Hale's tale was so convincing many readers believed it to be a true story. Bookplate of John Gribbel St. Austell Hall, front cover pastedown, inner dentelles, double gilt cover border fillets, marbled endpapers. Later full black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, rebacked. Teg. Near fine. Item #22943

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