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American Civil War

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1 (Various Authors) Civil War Regiments. A Journal of the American Civil War (4 Volumes)
San Jose Regimental Studies 1990 0962810002 / 9780962810008 Limited/Numbered. Paperback Fine No Jacket Signed
San Jose: Regimental Studies, 1990. These are Fine copies (4) of the First Edition, innaugeral year, of this quarterly journal. This is a Limited Edition, issued to comemorate a conference.Tipped-in is a page that indicates a limitation of 250 copies; each volume has been signed on the limitation page by two different authors/historians. Softbound, in white wraps with black lettering. Clean texts: 87 pages, with 3 pages of adverts; 92 pages, with 4 pages of adverts; 101 pages, with 3 pages of adverts; and 99 pages, with 5 pages of adverts. Publishers materials are laid-in. Quercus will include a BONUS copy of the Journal (Volume Two, #3). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited/Numbered.. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Anonymous (George Monroe Roger) The Little Bugler
Saint Louis G.I. Jones & Company 1880 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket J.H. Fry 
Saint Louis: G.I. Jones & Company, 1880. An important personal narrative of a boy who enlists to fight in the Civl War, a fairly uncommon title. Written anonymously, but per WorldCat and LoC, written by George Monroe Roger (b. 1846). This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Brown cloth binding with light ruling; titles on spine and front cover are gilt. Clean text; 193 pages. Illustrated by J.H. Fry. An exceptionally clean textblock, but the binding does show a bit of wear: mild bumping, rubbing to the head and foot of the spine, and a small tear on the rear cover. The front endpapers have a contemporary (1883) signature and some penciled notes from a later hand. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J.H. Fry. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Baker, Lafayette C. History of the United States Secret Service. By General L.C. Baker, Chief National Detective Police
Philadelphia Self (L. C. Baker) 1867 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Self (L. C. Baker), 1867. L.C. Baker (1826-1868) took over the Union Intelligence Service from Alan Pinkerton; his experience as a Vigilante in San Francisco evidently qualified him, and he directed the capture of Lincoln's assassins. His death shortly after the publication of this pro vita sua has always been suspicious, fueling many conspiracy theories of an alternative history. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition, self-published. Large thick octavo; brown cloth, decoratively stamped, with titles, rules, and a Union shield in gilt on the spine. Clean text; 704 pages. Endpapers tanned, scattered spotting throughout, but generally bright and supple. Shows a bit of wear; bumped at the tips; there is a split along the front edge of the spine, but it is holding. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Baker, Lafayette C. The Secret Service in the Late War
Philadelphia John E. Potter and Company 1874 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Philadelphia: John E. Potter and Company, 1874. "Comprising the Author's Introduction to the Leading Men at Washington, with the Origin and Organization of the Detective Police, and a Graphic History of his Rich Experiences, North and South, His Perilous Adventures, Hairbreadth Escapes and Valuable Services, Etc., Etc." Indeed. Baker (1826-1868) packed a lot into a short life. America's foremost espionage agent, he had a distressing habit of also spying on his bosses, and went in and out of favor. His mysterious death has provided fodder to conspiracy buffs from 1868 until this day. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition, published posthumously and quite rare (cf. WorldCat). Maroon cloth binding, now more of a reddish-brown, with blindstamped title and design on the boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Corners are moderately bumped and there is wear to the head and foot of the spine. Many illustrations, frontis portrait of General Baker. Clean text, very bright. No foxing, but there is an occasional stain indication water exposure at some time. 398 pages, with three pages of publisher's adverts. Interestingly, the publisher offers only a 12mo version, although this copy is definitely an octavo! No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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5 Blackford, Susan Leigh (et al) Letters From Lee's Army. Or Memoirs of Life In and Out of the Army in Virginia During the War Between the States
New York & London Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. A compilation "From original and contemporaneous memoirs, correspondence and diaries." Anotated by Charles Minor Blackford; edited and abridged by Charles Minor Blackford III.This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, lacking a dustjacket. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 312 pages, indexed; rather high-quality paper stock for an immediate postwar production. Light wear, with mild bumping at the corners; gilt lettering slightly faded. . First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Brooks, William E. Grant of Appomattox
Indianapolis & New York Bobbs-Merrill 1942 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1942. When reviewing the book, historian Allan Nevins found this to be a valuable guide to Grant's "unfolding greatness" and called it a "300-page essay" on Grant's mind and character. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated), lacking the dustjacket. Bright red cloth binding, blindstamped & filled with black and gilt. Clean text; 347 pages, indexed. Minor edgewear, with thw two lower corners bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Brownlow, W. G. Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; With a Narrative of Personal Adventures Among the Rebels
Philadelphia & Cincinnati George W. Childs & Applegate & Co. 1862 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Philadelphia & Cincinnati: George W. Childs & Applegate & Co., 1862. "Parson" Brownlow (1805-1877) presents an interesting type. He was anti-Catholic, pro-slavery, a member of the Know Nothings, who reversed himself to become one of the most radical of the Radical Republicans after the Civil War. Always known for his combative and vituperative nature, as Governor of Tennessee he became a formidable foe of the Ku Klux Klan. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, stamped, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 458 pages, with eight pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. The last page advert is for Brownlow's newspaper, the "Knoxville Whig." Bumped and with a bit of a fray, mildly cocked. Quercus awards this copy a Minus grade due to some flood marking affecting the frontis and papers up to the Preface. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Davis, Burke Gray Fox
New York Fairfax Press 1981 0517347725 / 9780517347720 Reprint. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Fairfax Press, 1981. Robert E. Lee and the Civil War. This is a reprint of the original 1956 Rinehart edition.- - an excellent reading copy, in plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Davis, Burke The Long Surrender
New York Random House 1985 0394520831 / 9780394520834 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Random House, 1985. Burke's account of the end of the Confederacy focuses on Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. Book is in Fine condition. Unclipped DJ has some edgewear and slight chipping to top of spine. A nice copy, in plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Davis, William C. (Editor) Diary of a Confederate Soldier. John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade
Columbia University of South Carolina Press 1990 0872496953 / 9780872496958 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1990. Part of the series American Military History, under general editorship of Thomas L. Connelly. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright red/orange cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Crisp and clean text; 174 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Edmonds. S. Emma E. Nurse and Spy in the Union Army: Containing The Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battle-Fields
Hartford, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chicago W.S. Williams & Co.; Jones Bros. & Co.; J.A. Stoddard & Co. 1865 Reprint. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Hartford, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chicago: W.S. Williams & Co.; Jones Bros. & Co.; J.A. Stoddard & Co., 1865. While many disguised women served during the American Civil War, this is one of the few well-documented stories. A Canadian, Emma Edmonds eventually became the only woman member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Her memoir was originally published in 1864; this is a Good only copy of the reprint, issued under a different title by a different publisher, which became a best-seller of the time. Green cloth binding, decoratively stamped, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 384 pages. There are nine "embellishments," including a frontis portrait of the author. This copy is in rather delicate condition, with bumping, fraying, and with both gutters cracked. Please note the condition issues. Quercus offers this as a Binding Copy, in need of some repair or restoration. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Frassanito, William A. Gettysburg. A Journey in Time
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1975 0684146967 / 9780684146966 First Edition. Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. The American Civil War was the first conflict to be documented through photography; here Frassanito recreates the sequence of the Battle of Gettysburg by an analysis of the photographs. A Very Good copy of the First Edition (Paperbound). Showing minor edgewear, some light creasing of the front cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Freeman, Douglas Southall Lee's Lieutenants. A Study in Command
New York Scribner's 1942 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Scribner's, 1942. One of the great works of American Civil War historical scholarship. Three volumes, issued in 1942,1944,1945. This is a Later Printing of the First edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. Although the bindings have faded somewhat, very close to Near Fine. No DJ's. Sound copies of this classic. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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14 Gladstone, T.H. Esq. And Frederick Law Olmstead (Editor) The Englishman in Kansas: Or, Squatter Life and Border Warfare.
New York Miller & Company 1857 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Miller & Company, 1857. The Border War in "Bleeding Kansas" raged from 1854 to the outbreak of the Civil War; T.H. Gladstone travelled in the area in 1856, with this eye-witness account. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. An uncommon book. Brown cloth binding, heavily blindstamped as decoration, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; lv, 328 pages The 60-page Introduction is by the famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, as is the last chapter, as a "Supplement." Showing an average bit of wear, with rubbing and some small chips at the margins, but a sound copy of this primary source. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Greene, Lieut.-Colonel Charles S. Sparks from the Camp Fire. Thrilling Stories of Heroism, Adventure, Daring and Suffering, Re-told By The Boys Who Were There
Harrisburg Pennsylvania Publishing Co 1890 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket F.L. Fithian 
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Publishing Co, 1890. "Hair-breadth Escapes and Thrilling Adventures of Soldiers, Scouts, Spies, and Refugees; Daring Exploits of Guerillas, Desperadoes, and Smugglers. Brilliant Deeds of the U.S. Secret Service Officers, etc., etc. With Incidents of Mirth and Merriment in Camp and Field." The above quote from the Title Page does not cover it all: also recounts life in Confederate prisons and has numerous engravings by F.L. Fithian. First published by Potter in 1866 and reprinted by several publishers. This is a Near Fine copy in an attractive decorative binding. Brown cloth binding, stamped with camp scenes in black; titling in gilt. Clean text; 528 pages. All edges marbled. Light bumps and only hints of rub on the spine margins; else a Fine copy. . Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by F.L. Fithian. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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16 Headley, Hon. J.T. Grant and Sherman; Their Campaigns and Generals.Comprising an Authentic Account of Battles and Sieges, Adventures and Incidents, Including Biographies of the Prominent Generals Who Brought to a Triumphant Close The Great Rebellion of 1861-1865
New York E.B. Treat & Co. (and Others) 1866 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: E.B. Treat & Co. (and Others), 1866. Joel T. Headley (1813-1897), clergyman and newspaperman (he edited Horace Greeley's New York "Tribune"), wrote several histories. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. It was "Published Only by Subscription," so six other publishers are also listed on the Title Page. Brown pebbled cloth binding, blindstamped with a decorative bit of ruling on the covers; lettered in gilt on the spine. Clean text; 608 pages, with Appendix; four pages of adverts in the front describing Headley's other works. Illustrated with "numerous Fine Steel Portraits, Scenes, & Maps;" frontis is Grant. There is light wear to the covers and the lettering on the spine is a bit faded, but the text is exceptional in this copy: bright and supple, a pleasure to read; a solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Headley, J.T. The Great Rebellion; A History of the Civil War in the United States. With Numerous Fine Steel Engravings.
Hartford & Chicago Hurlbut, Williams & Company & E.B. & R.C. Treat 1863 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Hartford & Chicago: Hurlbut, Williams & Company & E.B. & R.C. Treat, 1863. A Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition, published even as the war continued (this is Volume One only of a projected two-volume set, sold only by subscription, a common way of publishing in the 19th century). Full leather binding in two colors; ruled, with five raised bands in gilt. A very attractive book, and uncommon. The text is clean, although it is lightly foxed throughout. 506 pages, with a 2-page advertisement from the publisher in the rear. An important source for the first-hand view. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 Kemble, Frances Anne Journal of A Residence on a Georgia Plantation in 1838-1839
New York Harper & Bros 1863 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1863. "Fanny" Kemble (1809-1893) was well-known as a British stage actress when she married an heir to an American plantation in Georgia. Her journal has been an important source for the condition of slavery at that time. Evidently it circulated in manuscript among Abolitionists prior to its wartime trade publication. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Black pebbled cloth binding, heavily stamped on the front cover, and with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 337 pages, with 10 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Corners are rubbed to a fray, and there is rubbing to the head and foot of the spine. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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19 Kennedy, Joseph C.G. (Superintendent) Preliminary Report on the Eighth Census. 1860
Washington, D.C. US Government Printing Office 1862 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1862. A fascinating portrait of the United States just as it moved toward Civil War. Technically, this is "Executive Document No. 116 of the 2nd Session of the 37th Congress," a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition, printed by order of Congress. 294 pages. Blindstamped covers with US eagle and shield motif; color has faded a bit, else would be Near Fine. Text is clean, fresh, and supple. Quite readable. Corners mildly bumped; unfoxed. No dustjacket, as issued. Available institutionally in Goverment Document collections, but scarce on the commercial market. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Leckie, Robert None Died in Vain. The Saga of the American Civil War
New York HarperCollins 1990 0060162805 / 9780060162801 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: HarperCollins, 1990. A one-volume treatment by the prolific military historian. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Light green paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; gilt lettering. Clean text, crisp and fresh; 682 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is also Fine and unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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