New York: John F. Trow, 1863. Wraps. Presumed First. 115 pp. No. XVIII. Ivory cover w/ black lettering is a bit scuffed and edgeworn. Chips at each end of spine. Back cover has ads for farmland in Illinois at 8-12$ per arce. There is a damp stain in the upper margin of first page. Else contents are clean and binding tight. This important periodical of the Civil War era contains part two of William H. Muller's "The Value of the Union." Other articles by Edmund Kirke, Hon. F.P. Stanton, Edward Carey, Martha Walker Cook, Eilliam L. Stone, and others. S.B. Gookins wrote "How Mr. Lincoln Became an Abolitionist." Very Good.
Augusta, Maine: 1866. Half Leather. First Edition. 1328 pp. Blue marbled boards have black leather spine and corners. Gilt title and bands on spine. Some edgewear, but binding is tight. Eps show foxing, paste shadows. P.o. on flyleaf in pencil. Contents are intermittently foxed. Tight and clean, and fascinating reading for the historian or Civil War buff. Very Good.
Augusta, Maine: 1866. Half Leather. First Edition. 1328 pp. Blue marbled boards have black leather spine and corners. Book has been professionally re-backed with what was left of the original spine re-applied. Some edgewear, but binding is tight. Eps show foxing, paste shadows. ontents intermittently foxed. Tight and clean, and fascinating reading for the historian or Civil War buff. Very Good.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1873. Hardcover. 319 pp. 8vo. B/w ills. Covers stamped with rules and embellishments, figure of kilt-clad Englishman on front in gilt. Title in gilt on spine, and also a list of 15 generals and governors' names who are listed as giving testimonials. Spine worn at ends. Corners bumped and worn. Cover has a few scuff marks. Binding is tight. Foxed throughout. Very Good.
New York: Dorset Press, 1990. Gray Paper Over Boards. 314 pp. Cover has red cloth backstrip w/bright gilt. Glossy dj in red, blue, and gray w/white lettering. Spine slightly sunned. Accounts of the careers of some of the Confederate's heroes : Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Jeb Stuart, and Stonewall Jackson. As New / Near Fine.
Washington, D.C. National Park Service, 1961. Wraps. As. 48 pp 8vo. U.S. Department of the Interior Historical Handbook No. 12. Gray wraps have red design of cannons firing, yellow accents front and back cover. Staple binding tight, but spine lightly sunned. Clean, tight reprint of a pamphlet issued first in 1952. Very Good.
Reed, Charles W. Boston: George M. Smith & Co., 1887. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. vi, 408 pp. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with a Union camp scene embossed in black lines on cover board and spine, gold embossed titling to both as well. Considerable sunning to boards, soiling, bumping to corners, fraying at head and foot of spine. Light foxing to endpapers and first few pages front and rear. Some signatures loose, but all still intact.
Heavily illustrated throughout by Charles W. Reed. Good.
Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, Inc., 1993. Black Paper Over Boards. First Edition. 376 pp. B/w photos & ills. Bright gilt on black cloth spine. Glossy dj is unclipped, priced. Black dj has painting "Cedar Creek" by Julian Scott on front, white title lettering accented with yellow on front and spine. Foreword by Edwin Bearss. Black eps. Signed on t.p. by author. a well-researched and presented account of the participation of Green Mountain Boys in the Union Army. Coffin visited the battlefields of which he wrote, and he gives descriptions of conditions there as they appear today. Signed by author on the title page.
By Author. Fine / fine.
New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1866. Hardcover. First Edition. 512, . 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with blind embossed borders to cover and spine. Gold embossed titling at spine has faded. Light foxing to endpaper and first few pages front and read. Considerable foxing to frontispiece, protective tissue and title page. Clean within. Good.
New York & London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1990. Red Paper Over Boards. Stated First. 352 pp. Cherry red cover has royal blue backstrip lettered in bright silver on spine. Glossy dj is unclipped, priced, and features the full-color painting "Wabash Leaving New York for the Seat of War" by Edward Moran, which wraps from front to backof jacket. Slight creases of edgewear to jacket. "A rare and vivid picture of the Civil War, as fought on American waters." As New / Near Fine.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Hard Cover. As. Later Printing. Black cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine and cover boards, each clean and crisp, light fading to spines. Freeman's monumental study of Lee's commanders and a follow up to his best known work, the R. E. Lee: A Biography. Very Good.
New York: The Free Press, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. 286 pp. B/w photo ills, maps. Navy boards backed by light gray spine lettered in bright gilt. Pictorial dj is crisp and unworn; no price, unclipped. Back cover of dj states "A History Book Club Dual Main Selection." An examination of the personalities of the notable Civil War figures and how their cooperation or lack of it affected the war and its outcome. Fine / Fine.
Hartford, CT. H.E. Goodwin, 1868. Hardcover. As. 400 pp. 8vo. Green covers stamped with rules and title surrounded by flower wreath front and back, with gilt on center front. Different design in gilt on spine. Spine ends worn. Corners rubbed bare. Chocolate coated endpapers have penciled previous owner's name on first free endpaper. Some foxing to frontis and its tissue cover. Laid in is another photo of author, this one printed on back: " Popular Works of the Soldier-Author. 1. Capture, Prison-Pen, and Escape. 2. Soldiers of the Saddle. 3. Battles for the Union. 4. The Rolll of Honor." Extended title summarizes the book. Includes an appendix giving names of many prisoners. Very Good.
Sone Mountain, GA: Stone Mountain Press, 1987. Hard Cover. Third Edition. 568 pp. Black leatherette covered boards with gold embossed titling to cover boards and spine, two buckle illustrations embossed in gold on cover board as well. Profusely illustrated with photographs, a must for any military collectior. Fine.
New York: W.J. Widdleton, 1865. Hardcover. First Edition. 245 pp + 4 pp. pub ads. 12mo. B/w ills. Subtitle: "Comprising a Sketch of the Life of General Kilpatrick, with an account of the Cavalry Raids, Engagements, and Operations under his Command, from the Beginning of the Rebellion to the Surrender of Johnston." Brown cloth cover is ruled and stamped in a ribbed pattern with a cavalry soldier and his horse in center, front and back. Front cover gilt embellished, as is spine. Corners bumped and worn. Spine chipped at both ends. Ivory eps a little aged. Inside front cover has an ink inscription from the mother of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. Prelims foxed. Tissue cover to b/w frontis portrait has been removed. A facsimile signature...
Gaithersburg, MD: Ron R. Van Sickle Military Books, 1987. Hardcover. Facsimile Edition. 509 pp. B/w photos & ills. Originally published in Meriden, CT, in 1906 under the auspices of Charles Lyman, Albert F. Hall and John McCarthy, a comjmittee of the Society of the Fourteenth Connecticut Regiment. Reprinted in 1987. Dark red leatherette covers lettered front and spine in bright gilt. Very slight touches of foxing to outer edges. Clean and crisp interior is the account of a New England regiment which took part in many of the most fmaous Civil War battles. Appendix includes the Organization of the Society of the Fourteenth Regiment, Breveted Officers, statistics and records, the Adjutant-General's summary, and the official roster. An important resource on the Civil War. Fine.