Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington and Company, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Mary A. Livermore (1820 - 1905) was an American abolitionist, journalist, author, Civil War nurse, and supporter of women's rights. She was asked to write a book about her experiences with hospitals and the Sanitary Commission right after the Civil War ended, but declined to do so as "a horror of the war still enwrapped the country" (page 7). It was over 20 years later before she decided to write this book. It includes ten full page steel engravings and one color plate of Confederate flags, all with tissue guards. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Minor wear to corners and spine ends including a few short tears to book cloth on spine ends and minor fraying. A few small spots of white paint to front cover, small scuff to cloth on rear cover, and minor rubbing to spine gilt. Clean interior. Binding remains secure; however, there are a few minor spilts. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown and his ownership signature in pen to top margin of title page. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Clean and bright. 700 pages. CIV/022019. Very Good.
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