[Autographs & Manuscripts] Lieber, Francis
The Character of the Gentleman. An Address to the Students of Miami University, Ohio
Columbia and Charleston, S.C.: Allen, McCarter & Co., 1847. 'Second and Enlarged Edition.' Small 8vo. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed in ink by 'The Author' on front fly leaf: 'To B. H. Reid Esq/ from his/ affectionate friend/ The Author.' Original pebbled black morocco, corners, joints, and spine rubbed; stamped in gilt. Front and rear blanks toned, front free endpaper decorated with image of a building in pinholes, a few quires toned, scattered foxing. Sabin 40985; OCLC 671600210
Francis Lieber (1800-1872), German born and educated American jurist, political scientist, educator, editor, and reformer. Professor of history and political science at South Carolina College and considered the first academic political scientist in America. His Code for the Government of Armies in the Field (1863) laid the foundation for the Geneva Conventions.
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