Auburn [NY]: Alden & Parsons, 1849. Sm 8vo (7.8 in, 19.2 cm). vii [blank],  10-220 pp.
First edition: "It is the object of this essay to exhibit the true character of the war... the motives and the excuses for its prosecution... the evils, near and remote, of which it has been the cause... and to point out the manner in which alone peace can be established among civilized nations." - Preface. "The Influence of this War upon our national character, and on the cause of Liberty and of Christianity at home and abroad. It has introduced crime and vice among us. It has awakened a spirit of conquest. It has lowered the standard of public morality in our country." - Chapter XIV.
OCLC. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped boards. Provenance: 1857 presentation penciled to front free endpaper. Foxed throughout, endpapers glue-toned. Tight and unmarked first edition. Very good. Item #1161