A Few Thoughts on the Hard Times by an Observer [caption title]. Hard Times, Anonymous.

A Few Thoughts on the Hard Times by an Observer [caption title].

(Boston: n. p., 1857). First edition. 8vo, unbound pamphlet removed from a nonce volume, 12 pages. A little splashed and shaken (stitching a bit loose); a good, sound copy. Item #13738

A lively, vituperative and uncommon attack on the financial policies that led to the Panic of 1857, with much in the way of sectional attacks on the South. Includes flings against former Mississippi senator and Treasury Secretary Robert J. Walker, for whose free trade policies this author has little use; he notes that Walker (who had been appointed Territorial Governor of Kansas by Buchanan) "is now exerting his talents in a new field, and trying to create political capital out of the unsettled condition of the unfortunate Territory of Kansas, drinking whiskey and swearing at the free soilers." Slight trace of an early ink postal cancel on the final page. Sabin 24245.

Price: $125.00

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