Buffalo: Breed, Butler & Co., 1860. First edition. 8vo (7.73 x 5.38 inches), original cloth, gilt lettering, 354,  pages. Spine and board edges sunned; some general toning, some occasional light foxing and soiling; a good to very good copy. Item #20339
“Ham, you and your descendants will enjoy the poorest portion of the earth. I see it; I see trouble. You will seek to rule, but you will be slaves; for the Almighty humbles the proud.” An encoded racist and moderately fantastic novel, set immediately after the flood, dramatizing the descendants of Ham (especially the hunter Nimrod) as embodying the rebellion of the African race against God. Holgate had earlier published the pseydonymous anti-abolitionist racist dystopian novel, A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation, in the Year of Our Lord, 19— (New York, 1835), and his preoccupation with race seems more or less intact with this work. Wright II, 1224.