Berkeley: University of California Press, 1937. With An Introductory Reminiscence By His Daughter Caroline LeConte. First Edition. Inscribed by Caroline LeConte on the front endpaper: "With kind regards Caroline LeConte." With the personal bookplate of Maurine Sims Hardin on the same page. The best account by a Southerner of Sherman's march through the Carolinas. LeConte was a professor of Chemistry at South Carolina College in Columbia and in 1863 ran the laboratory there to provide medicine to the Confederate Army. During Sherman's March, LeConte left Columbia to travel to Halifax, thirty miles from Savannah. This journal is the story of his journey. After the War, LeConte and his family moved to California, where LeConte had a noted career as a professor at University of California at Berkeley. Several related newspaper articles (sometimes causing a bit of browning) either laid in or tipped in & an occasional notation in text. Uncommon to find a signed copy. Small 8vo., gray cloth in dust jacket; 146 pages. Item #57185
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight with exceptions noted above); edgewear (small chips & large tear internally mended with clear archival tape) d/j.