London: Bradbury and Evans, 1863. First. hardcover. 2 Vols. Small 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt decorated spines, lacks map, corners bumped on both volumes, spine ends rubbed on both volumes, otherwise very good. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1863. First Edition. good.
"...in March, 1861, he (Russell) arrived in the United States as a special correspondent for the London Times...he found much to praise in the South, where he met all the principal officials, civil and military, thought highly of them, and felt that the South would probably never be conquered...one may get a remarkable vivid picture of life in the South during three months in the early period of the Confederacy." Coulter 403. Despite his support of the South, Russell was opposed to slavery. Howes R-540. Civil War Books I, p. 155.