Detroit: Markham and Elwood, 1852. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022153
420pp. Inscribed by the author to C.C. Jackson, (a confederate soldier of Tennessee's Fourteenth (Neely's) Cavalry, I-Y during the Civil War). During the War of 1812, Cass rose from the rank of colonel of volunteers to brigadier general in the regular army. He was governor of Michigan Territory from 1813 to 1831. As secretary of war in President Andrew Jackson’s cabinet (1831-1836), and he directed the conduct of the Black Hawk and Seminole wars. For the next six years, he served as minister to France. In the 1848 presidential campaign, Cass was the Democratic nominee but was defeated by the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor.(Ency. Brittanica). Bound in dark green-black cloth, spine lettering gilt, Early owner's bookplate, J. Farrand Williams, minor wear to spine ends. A very good copy.