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THE BATTLE OF FORT SUMTER AND FIRST VICTORY OF THE SOUTHERN TROOPS, April 13th, 1861. Full Account of the Bombardment, with Sketces of the Scenes, Incidents, Etc. Compiled Chiefly from the Detailed Reports of the Charleston Press.
Charleston, SC: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, 1971.
Facsimile reprint of the original edition (Charleston, 1861). 8vo, 35 pp, stapled, in card covers. Fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 10652                          Order / Enquire



REGULATIONS FOR THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Knoxville, TN: Bohemian Brigade Bookshop, 1989.
Facsimile reprint of the Washington: GPO, 1861, edition. Octavo, printed green cloth. pp (ii), 89, (5). Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 37462                          Order / Enquire



ALEXANDER, E.P.
MILITARY MEMOIRS OF A CONFEDERATE: A Critical Narrative. With Sketch-Maps by the Author
Dayton, Ohio: Morningside Bookshop, 1977.
Facsimile reprint of the 1907 first edition. Green cloth without dust jacket, as issued, endpaper maps. pp (viii), (635), [1], (4, ads), [2] + plates. Former owner's ink name and date on the half-title leaf, quite minor rubbing to spine tips, else fine. Alexander was Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army, Chief of Artillery, Longstreet's Corps. He was in most of the battles of the Army of Northern Virginia. Three chapters on Gettysburg. This facsimile edition adds a 10 page Introduction by Maury Klein. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$30.00                          Book Number: 30181                          Order / Enquire



ALLEN, Hervey
ACTION AT AQUILA. (limited ed. signed)
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938.
The limited issue, one of an unspecified number of copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special leaf at front. Blue cloth, top edge blue. Some foxing at edges of pastedowns, else fine. Jacket has some foxing at flap edges, one sh ort edge tear, minor rubbing at foot of spine and one corner, else a fine, bright example. In a plain card box, as issued. A civil war novel and another best seller by the author of ANTHONY ADVERSE. A very nice copy of the signed issue in the scarce box,
$95.00                          Book Number: 848                          Order / Enquire



AVARY, Myrta Lockett
DIXIE AFTER THE WAR: an exposition of social conditions existing in the South, during the twelve years succeeding the fall of Richmond. With an introduction by General Clement A. Evans
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906.
Octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and silver, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. pp (2), x, 435 + 32 plates (mostly portraits). Moderate rubbing at spine ends; light soiling to spine and rear cover; fore and bottom page edges yellowed; yellowing to endpapers; foxing to frontispiece and its tissue guard; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. An important reference for the Reconstruction era in Virginia. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 39471                          Order / Enquire



Bonnell, John C. Jr.
Sabres in the Shenandoah: The 21st New York Cavalry, 1863-1866
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.: Burd Street Press, 1996.
Dark blue boards. pp (xiv), 377, indexed, photos & maps in text. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has light rubbing to rear panel, else fine.
$19.50                          Book Number: 28585                          Order / Enquire



Bonnell, John C. Jr.
Sabres in the Shenandoah: The 21st New York Cavalry, 1863-1866
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Burd Street Press, 1996.
Dark blue imitation leather. pp (xiv), 377; indexed, illustrations in text. Fine in jacket, no owner names.
$20.00                          Book Number: 28753                          Order / Enquire



BYERS, S.H.M., Major
WITH FIRE AND SWORD
New York: Neale Publishing Compan, 1911.
Small octavo. Original dark grey cloth gilt lettered. pp (ii), 203 + portraits at front - author, and Sherman. Spine lightly darkened; slight rubbing to foot of spine, lower edges, joints; text paper slightly toned; one inch split to front inner hinge neatly repaired; ink name to front free endpaper; half-title leaf has some foxing, with a closed snag to a blank area neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape; two creased nicks to for e edge of half-title and frontispiece; 1/4 inch tear and shallow crease to the fore margin of the title and first Content leaves; three inch tear to pp 25-26 neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape (no text loss); corner crease to two leaves of text; a VG copy otherwise, tight in the binding, text clean, cover gilt clear and still bright. "Byers was a private, sergeant, and adjutant in the 5th Iowa. He was captured at Chattanooga in November 1863 and was held in such Southern prisons a s Libby, Macon, Charleston, and Columbia. He escaped twice and enjoyed some highly irregular adventures in the process. Byers' narrative, which is well written although romantic, includes pen pictures of Grant and Sherman. The latter's devastation of Southern territory is depicted as necessary and not especially brutal. Although the book is sometimes characterized as a prison narrative, Byers also described his experiences on such fields as Shiloh, Corinth, and Vicksburg." - Krick, Neale Books . He was also the author of the poem, put to music and popular in the North, "Sherman's March to the Sea". "Byers' narrative, which is well written although romantic includes pen pictures of Grant and Sherman.Byers described his experiences on such fields as Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg" Kric, Neale Books, 65. Uncommon.
$75.00                          Book Number: 19746                          Order / Enquire



CHAPMAN, Craig S.
MORE TERRIBLE THAN VICTORY. North Carolina's Bloody Bethel Regiment, 1861-65
Washington; London: Brassey's, 1998.
Black fabricoid, silver spine titles, pp. x, 358 (includes Notes & Index), maps and photo illustrations in text. Fine copy in fine dust jacket."The Bethel Regiment's sorrowful journey through years of combat, disease, and controversy shed light on some of the Confederacy's internal tensions and on the attitudes and makeup of the Tar Heel soldier. Offering new perspectives on Gettysburg (in particular, a lasting debate about Pickett's Charge), the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox, and numerous other battles from the beginning of the war until its end, ..." - from the flap.
$19.00                          Book Number: 28712                          Order / Enquire



COCHIN, Augustin
THE RESULTS OF SLAVERY. Translated by Mary L. Booth
Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 1863.
Small octavo. pp [2], x, 413. In a modern rebinding of utilitarian red buckram, spine gilt lettered, edges trimmed. Occasional small soil spots in text, but generally fine internally. A tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Originally published in French in 1861, this American translation was separately published in two volumes, with the first volume, THE RESULTS OF EMANCIPATION, published earlier in 1863. It shared first prize from the French Academy in 1861. Cochin, from a wealthy Parisian family, wrote from a liberal Catholic perspective and helped convince the French and Americans of the immorality of slavery. Besides slavery in the USA, it covered slavery in Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Dutch colonies in the New World, the slave trade, and the theory of slavery before and during Christian times.
$85.00                          Book Number: 28445                          Order / Enquire



COMMAGER, Henry Steele, editor
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY. The Story of the Civil War as Told by Participants.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (copyright 1950).,
One volume edition (originally published in 2 volumes, 1950). Thick octavo, hardcover blue cloth. (2), (xlii), 1201 + numerous plates inserted; maps in text. VG in used jacket (chipped, tears, but all lettering present). Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$18.95                          Book Number: 4569                          Order / Enquire



DARROCH, Lois E.
FOUR WENT TO THE CIVIL WAR
Kitchener, Ontario: McBain, 1985.
Brown boards. #462 of 1000 copies (in hardcover), publisher's initialed rubber stamp on front free endpaper. x, 317 pp, illustrated. Some bubbling to rear cover, damp stain on rear endpapers, otherwise VG. Dust jacket has damp marking to rear panel and flap; good. "A gripping story of a Canadian family caught up ini the American Civil War."
$14.95                          Book Number: 22525                          Order / Enquire



DICEY, Edwar
SPECTATOR OF AMERICA. Edited with an Introduction by Herbert Mitgang.
London: Gollancz, 1972.
Blue boards. xviii, 318 pp. Text paper lightly yellowed; light yellowing and foxing to page edges; VG+ otherwise. Pale blue dust jacket has slight soiling, short tears, yellowing; good. Edward Dicey's eye witness account of America during the Civil War, originally published in 1863 in two volumes. This copy is inscribed by the editor, 10 Oct, 1979, to Roy Dotrice, who played Lincoln in Mitgang's one-hander play "Mister Lincoln", which lasted for 16 performances at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway in late Feb. & early March, 1980.
$20.00                          Book Number: 19229                          Order / Enquire



DICEY, Edward
SPECTATOR OF AMERICA. Edited with an Introduction by Herbert Mitgang.
London: Gollancz, 1972.
Blue boards. xviii, 318 pp. Text paper lightly yellowed; small bruise to lower outer corners of covers; else fine. Pale blue dust jacket has short tear at head of yellowed spine; light soiling and yellowing to panels; VG otherwise. Edward Dicey's eyewitness account of America during the Civil War, originally published in 1863 in two volumes. This copy is INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR to the production stage manager for Mitgang's play "Mister Lincoln", which lasted for 16 performances at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway in late Feb. & early March, 1980. "For my friend and colleague, John Wilbur, whose career in the threatre has limitless horizons. With gratitude from Herb Mitgang. Edmonton=Toronto=Washington with Mister Lincoln 1979-1980."
$20.00                          Book Number: 19228                          Order / Enquire



ENSMINGER, (Samuel) [Clarence M. Swinn, Jr., editor].
LETTERS TO LANAH. A Series of Civil War Letters Written by Samuel Ensminger, a Drafted Union Soldier.
Gettysburg, PA: Author, 1986.
vii, 73 pp, stapled, in paper covers. Reproductions in text. Corner crease to one leaf, price sticker to rear cover, else fine. Ensminger served as a private and sergeant with the 158 Regiment-Militia Pennsylvania Infantry. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 9428                          Order / Enquire



FRASSANITO, (William A.)
GRANT AND LEE. The Virginia Campaigns 1864-1865.
New York: Scribner's, 1983.
Square octavo, blue boards. 442, (6) pp. Numerous photos, index. Fine copy. Jacket has a half inch creased tear to rear panel, else fine. The book focuses on the photographic evidence of the last year of the American Civil War, with 255 photos, many of them correctly labeled for the first time and most documented for the first time.
$19.00                          Book Number: 7600                          Order / Enquire



FREEMAN, Douglas Southall
LEE'S LIEUTENANTS. A Study in Command. (3 volume set)
New York: Scribner's, 1972.
Later printings. Three volume set. Black cloth. Small soil spots to fore edges of two volumes, else fine, no previous owner marks. Dust jackets have some rubbing, short tears, soiling to rear panels, VG otherwise. A classic American Civil War history. Note: 4.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$60.00                          Book Number: 15892                          Order / Enquire



FREEMAN, Douglas Southall (Robert E. Lee)
R.E. LEE: a biography (4 volume set)
New York: Scribner's, 1937.
Early printing (first was 1934-35). Tall octavos, original red cloth. pp xviii, 647, xi, 621, xi, 559, viii, 594. Portraits, maps, plates, notes, bibliography, index. Volume 4 has vertical creases to half-title leaf through page 2, short tear to frontispiece neatly repaired; spines a little darkened with gilt lettering dulled; tidy ink owner name at front of each volume, else a VG jacketless set, no owner names. This great work deservedly won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1935. . Note: heavy parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$95.00                          Book Number: 44255                          Order / Enquire



FREEMAN, (Douglas Southall) [Grady McWhiney] [Robert E. Lee].
LEE'S DISPATCHES. Unpublished Letters of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. to Jefferson Davis...1862-65. Edited...by Douglas Southall Freeman. New Edition, with Additional Dispatches...by Grady McWhiney.
New York: Putnam's, 1957.
First printing of this new, enlarged edition, a special edition with an inserted leaf at front printed in blue and signed by Grady McWhiney. Octavo, grey cloth. [2], (lxxii), 416, [4] pp. Folding map inserted. Index. Light tanning to spine; small ink name to front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. These Lee letters, to Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the C.S.A., were in the private collection of Wymberley Jones de Renne of Wormsloe, Georgia. Contains Freeman's long introduction and notes. First edition was in 1915.
$29.95                          Book Number: 19157                          Order / Enquire



GRANT, U.S.
PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT.
Montreal / Toronto: Dawson Brothers / Rose Publishing Company, 1886.
Two volumes, original dark green cloth gilt. pp 584; (5)-(648) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard in each volume + 2 plates with tissue guards + one folding facsimile. Numerous maps in text. Volume I has a partial cloth split to front joint very neatly repaired and cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; short tears to spine end neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; engraved plates offset onto tissue guards; else a VG clean, bright and tight pair, no owner names. This is a variant with the dual Montreal & Toronto title page imprint, with no spine imprint, and without blanks fore and aft. US edition was also 2 volumes, 1885-86. Written by a dying man to provide for his widow, Grant once again rose to the challenge. Having saved his country on the battlefield but ending up broke because of failed investments, he saved his wife from penury by writing not only one of the greatest autobiographies of the American Civil War, but also one of the greatest military autobiographies of any time or place. The book was a huge success and brought the widow nearly $500,000. Grant died of throat cancer in 1885. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$250.00                          Book Number: 39484                          Order / Enquire



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