New York: Benjamin W. Hitchcock, 1866. Hardcover. Scarce original edition of this comprehensive and detailed record of all of the events during the Civil War. It has been reprinted several times since then, as recently as 2017. Its publisher, Benjamin Hitchcock (1836-1916) was better known for his cheap musical publications. Bound in black quarter leather with brown cloth covers. Title in gilt on front cover. Leather is chipped and worn on edges. Cloth covers are bumped and show wear. There has been a label removed to the cover and another with remnants of a library call number. Tender hinges. Bookplate to front pastedown and small label with written number on free endpaper. Title page is browned and opposite frontispiece of Admiral Farragut is foxed. Otherwise the interior pages are clean save for a brown mark in the margin of page 6. There is a handwritten note on the title page stating that the list of vessels captured by the confederate navy is missing the last two pages. Still a nice copy in very good condition. Octavo. Chronology is 106 pages; List of vessels pagination: 561-564. CIV/092121. Very Good.
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Paperback. SCARCE. Very good- in modern paper wraps with remains of original front cover depicting a young Union Soldier laid down. Illustrated with engravings. Minor browning and chipping to the edges of the first several pages. The author served in the 28th Michigan Infanty. 48 pages. American History. AME6/1282. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1985). Hardcover. Fine in black leatherette with gilt title to front and spine panel and embossed relief illustration to front board. Facsimile published by Time-Life of the 1904 edition. Illustrations throughout. Marbled endpapers. Full gilt edges. 308 pages. Civil War. CIV2/4172. Fine.
New York, Atlanta. Los Angeles, Chicago: Vantage Press, (1987). Hardcover. 1ST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Light bump to head of spine. Author's signature to front free end page. Else is pristine. White illustrated price clipped dust jacket with dark blue title to front and spine panels. Light soiling and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 248 pages. CIV/022211. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Publication Office, Bible House, (1867). Later printing of this scarce compilation compiled, edited, and arranged by Frank Moore. Moore was also the editor of The Rebellion Record and Diary of the American Revolution. In the introduction he writes: "In the preparation of this volume, it has been the design of the editor to preserve, as far as possible, the most notable anecdotes and incidents of the late war, and also such songs, ballads, and other pieces of versification, as have been well received, and are considered worthy of perpetuation by the reading public." Bound in three quarter brown leather with red, cream and blue marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is chipped, bumped and rubbed. Scuffing to paper boards. Front hinge is cracked and rear hinge is tender but text block is tight and holding. Interior pages are generally clean and bright with a library deaccession stamp on title page. With handsome engraved plates of some of the wars major figures, including Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Stuart, Sheridan, and Farragut among others. A nice copy in very good condition. Measures 6.5 x 9.75 inches. 560 pages including detailed index. CIVWAR/052421.
Concord, N. H. The Rumford Press, 1901. Hardcover. SCARCE 2ND EDITION. Ex libris. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to boards including soiling and bumping to corners. Wear to spine ends. Minor browning to exterior. Interior hinge is starting. Book plate of the Ship's Library of the U. S. S. Annapolis to front paste down. Two stamps on top of book plate. Ink from stamp to front free end page. Embossed stamps to several pages throughout including frontis piece, title page, and the full page illustrations. Minor foxing throughout. Includings several illustrations. 293 pages. Civil War. CIV/032409. Very Good.
Philadelphia and Chicago: National Publishing Company and Ziegler, McCurdy & Co., [1868 and 1870]. Hardcover. First editions. Alexander Hamilton Stephens[a] (1812 – 1883) was an American politician who served as the vice president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, and later as the 50th governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in 1883. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented the state of Georgia in the United States House of Representatives before the Civil War and before becoming governor. The Howes bibliography describes this book as the "most elaborate - and best - argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of succession." Stephens was a supporter of the institution of slavery but initially opposed breaking up the union. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Black title and author labels to spines. Leather is scraped, rubbed, and worn as are the paper boards. Evidence of round spine labels and signout forms on rear pastedowns having been removed. Scattered foxing throughout Volume I; Volume II is cleaner and brighter. Offsetting from the engravings in both volumes. A few margin notes in Volume II. Engravings include Liberty Hall, Jefferson, Washington, Andrew Jackson, Stephens, Stephen Douglas, Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Lee, and Grant. A few ink notations on endpapers, bookplate and ownership signature of Dr. W.J. Murrell. Very good minus. Octavos. Volume I: 827 pages plus 4 pages of publisher ads; Volume II: 654 pages plus 3 pages with solicitations for hiring publisher agents. CIVILW/091021. Very Good -.
Time Life Collector's Library of the Civil War facsimile reprint of the 1879 edition by Appleton and Co. Hardcover. Fine in dark blue leather covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Relief illustration to front board. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Ex libris with previous owner's blind stamp to front free end page. 274 pp. American History. CIV6/4172. Fine.
New York: Ballantine Books, (1992). Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. Brown cloth backed beige paper covered boards with black title to spine. Minor fading to top edge. Spine slightly rolled. Pristine interior. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and pink title to spine panel. 516 pages. CIV/072511. Near Fine in Fine DJ.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. Hardcover. Very good+ in grey and yellow cloth covered boared with silver title to front board and to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Very good- illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. 3 small closed tears to the edges of dust jacket. Jacket is now in protective sleeve. 273 pp. Civil War. CIV1/3132. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.