Washington DC: National Civil War Centennial Commission, n.d. 1960s. Scarce miniature book about the civil war published to commemorate the centennial of the conflict. Contents include a list of "firsts," the opposing forces, battles, personalities, statistics, a chronology and more. The last page states that the facts published in the booklet were checked by the Department of Defense, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress, along with famous historians and civil war experts. Bound in black paper covers with title and crossed rifles in silver on front. Very good condition. Measures 2 x 3.25 inches. 64 pages. CIV/110518. Very Good.
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New York: the New York Historical Society, 1902. Paperback. 8vo. Off-white paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor browning to wrappers. Moderate chipping to spine. Interior is clean and bright with many unopened pages. 141 pages. CIV/021218. Very Good.
Baltimore: James Young, 1873. Hardcover. A collection of poems beginning with this one "Read all within before you venture, One single verse of mine to censure, Because sometimes, there exist unseen, Etherial beauties all veiled in green; Rubies also, and diamonds are found, The best and brightest beneath the ground ..." Bound in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt inscription to front cover "compliments of the Baltimore Telegram." Wear to hinges and edges of boards. Dampstaining to margins of many interior pages, but still an attractive book. Illustrated. Subscription blanks for the Baltimore Telegram affixed to both endpapers. 169 pages plus index. POE/042018. Very Good.
Woodstock: Countryman Press, 1993. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Black cloth backed black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Author's inscription to half title page. Clean tight binding with illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Index, 376 pages. American Civil War History. CIV/610051. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
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.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1996. First Edition. Paper Boards. 8vo. Blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. White illustrated dj with minor soiling and minor edgewear. Signed by previous owner. Tight binding. Index, 518 pp. CIV/110504. Very Good in Very Good dj.
New York: Blelock & Co, 1866. Hardcover. A collection of poetry written during the Civil War in the South, most addressing the war itself, death, and living conditions. Dedicated to the women of Richmond. Many authors are anonymous. Named authors include John R. Thompson, S. Teackle Wallis, James R. Randall, Harry Flash, Col. W.S. Hawkins, Henry Timrod, Frank Ticknor, Frank Key Howard, and more. Original blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine an gilt device to front cover. Chipping to cloth on spine ends and corners. Minor wear to edges of boards. A few spots of soiling to covers. Clean interior overall with occasional spots of soiling and occasional smudge marks. 153 pages. POE/021919. Very Good.
Haverhill: E.G. Frothingham, 1861. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in white paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Missing original wrappers. Text is clean and bright. 16 pages. Religion. REL8/5023. Very Good.
Nashville: Cumberland House, 2007. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth backed beige paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Index, 240 pages. CIV/082207. Fine in Fine dj.
Washington D.C. Polkinhorn's Steam Printing Office, 1861. Paperback. Very good in wraps/ 16pp./ John P. Hale was Senator from New Hampshire and, in 1852, the Free-Soil Party candidate for President of the United Staes. His speech concerns relations between North and South, slavery, the Missouri Compromise, etc. Civil War History. Filed in wraps. CIV/6042. 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: Prometheus Books2016. Hardcover. A Civil War history that concentrates on the characters of Generals Lee and Grant. Bound in grey paper boards and in a black and yellow pictorial dust jacket with yellow spine. In near fine condition. 317 pages. CIVWAR/120616. Near Fine.
London: Arms and Armor. Paperback. Thin, Tall 8vo. Illustrated paper wrappers with minor creasing and minor scuffing. Interior is very clean and filled with photographic illustrations of civil war soldiers. Excellent primary source for uniforms, hairstyles, and dress codes of the confederate army. CIV/092704. Very Good.
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: April, 1865. Scarce copy of this paper from April 15, 1865, printed as an 8:10am extra edition providing additional details on the death of President Lincoln, with earlier reporting of his assassination, scenes at his deathbed, and the escape of the alleged assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The president was shot on April 14, 1865 around 10pm at the Ford's Theatre and died at 7:22am the next morning. There is other reportage of the attempts by the southern president Jefferson Davis to lead defiance in light of the South's loss, despite the earlier surrender of his general, Robert E. Lee. The Herald was America's national newspaper at that time. The entire original newspaper of four pages. Creases where folded in half and in quarters, including small tears in a few places. Right margins are chipped and torn, not affecting text. Paper has browned, but all together in very condition for a 19th century newspaper. CIVWAR/012519. Very Good.
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.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. Hardcover. Vg/Vg Dj/8vo./illus./310 pp. American Civil War History. CIV8/4172. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Hartford: T. Belknap, 1868. Hardcover. Volume II only. 3/4 leather with raised bands on spine and marble paper boards. Front hinge weak. Spine has crisping and is worn at extremities. Rubbing to boards. Internally very good. Civil War. CIV1/6230. Very Good.
New York: Random House. Paperback. 4to. In fine grey and blue illustrated paper wrappers with dark blue title to front wrap and white title to blue spine. Pristine interior filled with illustrations. 512 pages. CIV/031412. Fine in wraps.
Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, (1996). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with 20 pages of illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with purple title to spine. Index, 337 pages. CIV/071511. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2007). First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor bump to rear board. Inscription from author to half title page. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Near fine blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title spine panel. Bar code sticker and small spot of rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket, could be a printing error. Index, 548 pages. MD/041717. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, (1987). Paperback. 4to. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrap and to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Index, 257 pages. CIV/031312. Near Fine in Wraps.
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.
New York: PublicAffairs, (2003). Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Fine in near fine illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front panel and white title to slightly faded spine. Pristine, tight interior. Includes illustrations. Index, 335 pages. CIV/070214. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Mallard Press, 1991. Hardcover. 8vo. In blue paper cloth covered boards with marbled blue illustrated DJ. Index. 546pp. CIV/121305. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.