Richmond, VA: Virginia Historical Society, 1953.
First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Original wrappers, clean, tightly bound and unmarked, with mild edgewear. Some pages unopened. Eight-page introduction by Vandiver followed by 463 pages of conference proceedings. An invaluable source for understanding the inner workings of the short-lived Confederate government. From the Foreword: "The proceedings presented here are, somehow, more than transcripts of the actions of a Congress; they are more than a diary of a legislative body. In these proceedings may be seen reflected the fears, the hopes, and the realities of the Southern people at war; mirrored in the movements of many political mannequins--mannequins who defy tradition by having minds of their own....Captured in the daily routine of their Congress is an amazing, kaliedoscopic view of the war as the Confederates knew it."