First Edition. hardcover. ix, 416pp. + 14pp. of ads. 12mo, original cloth; (ex-lib, spine lightly worn, some wear to edges of covers, otherwise very good). Richmond: J.W. Randolph, 1860.
"He (Ruffin) was from the first an ardent defender of slavery and was one of the first secessionists in Virginia...In 1860 he (Ruffin) published a book entitled Anticipations of the Future, designed to show the necessity of secession and the glories of an independent South." Dictionary of American Biography XVI, pp. 215-216. In 1861, Ruffin fired the first shot on Fort Sumter.