New York and New Orleans: George B. Richardson and Bloomfield & Steel, 1866.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. iv, 272 pp, with frontis portrait of the author and folding colored map of Brazil and Guyana, in origInal green cloth binding. Minimal external wear, binding sound, but all pages are tanned, some with foxing. Short closed tear to map where it attached to the book. Previous owner's information on front free endpaper, bookseller ink stamp on front pastedown. Good to very good overall. An interesting and uncommon work written for Southerners who were considering leaving the United States in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. Borba de Moraes (p 235): "Many American Southerners desired to emigrate to Brazil after the Civil War, for this country lent itself to the cultivation of cotton, and practiced slavery. The Reverend Mr. Dunn, and others, came to make a study of Brazil. In this book he publishes several studies written by him and other emissaries, about the economic and agricultural situation in Brazil, with statistics." Dunn "argues that conditions in the postwar south are unacceptable, disputes arguments that Brazil provides little economic opportunity for Southerners, and describes the land ("Lizzieland') which he as picked out for a colony. He includes descriptions of the Brazilian government, tables of weather information, copies of letters and reports which favorably discuss economic prospects in Brazil,...a condensation of a book on Brazilian social customs, [and] documentation of Brazil's international trade over a ten-year period" (Dawsey, The Confederados, Old South Immigrants in Brazil, 1995). See also Nevins II, p. 188 ("the first insight into Confederate exiles in South America"); Sabin 21319.