[HOPLEY, Catherine C.]. Life in the South; from the Commencement of the War. By a Blockaded British Subject. Being a Social History of Those Who Took Part in the Battles, from a Personal Acquaintance with Them in Their Own Homes. From the Spring of 1860 to August 1862. London; Chapman and Hall, 1863. 1st ed. 2 Vols. xvi, 427, ; viii, 404 pp. Orig. embossed cloth. Very minor rubbing to the bottom corners of the boards. Front free endpapers of both volumes have been tipped to pastedowns. An exceptionally nice copy in fine condition. HOWES H-637, "aa." Attributed also to Sarah L. Jones a pseudonym used by this author. "Best picture of plantation life in early years of the war"-Howes. "The only record of Confederate life by a foreign observer who was also a woman" In Tall Cotton 94. "Being interested in life and customs, she found many admirable qualities in Southerners and, even with a preconceived dislike of slavery, learned to understand the system" Coulter 239. Nevins II, p.193.