Raleigh: Alfred Williams & Co., Publishers, 1880. 1st edition. Leather. 1st edition. 2 volume set, complete. A Very Good + set. 8vo., xxi, 495; 530 pp. Bound in period black half leather with black cloth over boards. Speckled text block edges. Very light edge wear. Volume one has some wrinkling of the cloth on the rear board. Title pages beginning to fox. A handsome set, Very Good +. Howes M-775 b. Very Good +. Item #23528
"In the matter of secession, the standpoint is a vigorous defense of state sovereignty; and the account given of the part of North Carolina in the Civil War is the fullest that has yet appeared. It is not a history of the people, not of their development, but of the politicians. It has not literary style, and the arrangement is poor, yet it is the latest, most complete, and most accessible history of the state, and for the whole of the period covered by the second volume (1825-1880) there is no other available work."-Larned 3371.