Anticipations of the Future, to serve as Lessons for the Present Time, In the form of Extracts of Letters from an English Resident in the United States, to the London Times, from 1864 to 1870.

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.

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