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21 Lee, Captain Robert E. Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee By His Son Captain Robert E. Lee
New York Garden City 1926 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Good 
New York: Garden City, 1926. Reprint of the 1924 Doubleday edition. Book has slight wear at the edges, very slight bumping at corners. Owner stamp to FFEP. DJ is mostly complete (front has nice engraving of General Lee) but has a large piece missing from the rear and large chips from the spine, so could only be called Good. In plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 Leech, Margaret Reveille in Washington 1860-1865
New York Harper & Bros 1941 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1941. A very popular book in its time and not scarce, but usually found in poor condition. This copy is clean and square with only a slight bump to one corner. No DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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23 McLean,James L. Jr. & Judy W. McLean Gettysburg Sources
Baltimore Butternut and Blue 1990 0935523227 / 9780935523225 Limited. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1990. This is a three- volume compilation of original sources regarding the battle of Gettysburg. Fine copies of the First Edition in Fine, unclipped dustjackets. Issued as a LIMITED EDITION in different years: Volume I (1986 - 750 copies), Volume II (1987 - 500 copies), and Volume III (1990 - 750 copies). Dark gray cloth binding with silver lettering. Clean text, indexed; 158 pages, 187 pages, and 223 pages. In archival plastic protectors. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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24 Moore, Frank The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc.
New York G P. Putnam 1864 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: G P. Putnam, 1864. An important source of contemporary documents, published during the war itself. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Full leather binding; spine has ruling, with red and black labels, titling in gilt. Clean text; vi, 638 pages; followed by 56 pages of "Poetry, Rumors and Incidents" and Index (xvi). Frontis portraits of Generals Grant and Meade. Endpapers and page ends are marbled. The binding is rather well bumped and rubbed; the front board is fully cracked, though still holding. Basically sound; with its generally clear and unfoxed textblock, a nice rebind would be the order here.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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25 Moore, Frank Women of the War; Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice
Hartford S.S. Scranton & Co. 1866 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Hartford: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1866. The role of women during the Nineteenth Century in art, literature, and war, is still a bit of a secret history that needs to be expanded. Here are 43 chapters noting exemplars from the just-concluded Civil War, including "Loyal Southern Women." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled and decorated on the front cover, with the title and a garland in gilt; the theme is repeated on the spine. Clean text; 596 pages, illustrated with steel engravings; two frontis portraits with tissue guard (an idealized prayerful figure titled "Before the Battle," and "Mrs Fanny Ricketts"). The text is bright and clean; pages a bit stiff but still quite readable. Mildly bumped, and with wear at the head and foot of the spine Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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26 Moore, Frank (Editor) The Civil War in Song and Story. 1860-1865
New York P.F. Collier 1889 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: P.F. Collier, 1889. Songs, poems, stories, a rather amazing omnibus that was originally published in 1865. This is a Very Good copy of the reprint of Moore's reissue in 1882 (his Preface indicates by popular demand). Dark blue pebbled cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 560 pages, illustrated; pages supple but starting to tan due to the acidic pulp paper used. A very popular book in its time, but uncommon to find in undamaged condition. This copy has bumped corners (one to a fray); the last signature is cracked but holding. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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27 Pillsbury, Parker Acts of the Anti-Slavery Apostles
Boston Cupples, Upham & Co 1884 First Thus Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Boston: Cupples, Upham & Co, 1884. A history of the American anti-slavery movement in the 19th century.This is a Fine copy of the First Edition Thus by Cupples, Upham (one year later than the First Edition), an important sourcebook that is uncommon in general and rarely seen in such Fine condition. Dark blue cloth binding with decorative blindstamping; bright gilt spine lettering. 503 pages, clean and fresh. Decorative floral endpapers. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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28 Redpath, James The Public Life of Capt. John Brown, By James Redpath, with an Auto-Biography of His Childhood and Youth
Boston Thayer & Eldridge 1860 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Thayer & Eldridge, 1860. Journalist James Redpath (1833-1891) was a "radical abolitionist" after touring the South for Horace Greeley. he became a friend of John Brown, interviewing and publishing this highly sympathetic account. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Brown cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Ruled on the fron, with the publisher's logo stamped. Clean text; 408 pages. Frontis portrait of John brown. The text is generally bright, but has some scattered spotting throughout. Mildly bumped; with rubbing to head and foot of the spine. A sound copy of an historically-important work.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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29 Richardson, Albert D. The Secret Service
Hartford American Publishing Company 1865 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1865. The fascinating, heroic, and tragic story of Albert D. Richardson (1833-1869) gripped the nation several times. A popular journalist for the NY "Tribune," he was captured at Vicksburg and imprisoned as a Union spy. His escape is documented here. Later, his love for an actress and their attempts to obtain her divorce resulted in the abusive husband attempting to murder Richardson - twice, and Richardson and his love were married on his deathbed. In a very political trial, his murderer was freed. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition; a large and heavy octavo. Clean text; 509 pages of narrative and three pages of a musical score dedicated to the "Nameless Heroine" who helped him escape, with her portrait engraving. The pages are quite bright and readable today, although a bit stiff, giving the volume a shaken feel. Previous-owner signatures to the front paste-down and Title page; Bookplate of a different owner on the front paste-down. Bumped, with some bubbling to the front cover and splits to the spine. Quercus feels this would be a good candidate for a new binding. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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30 Richardson, Albert D. The Secret Service. The Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape
Hartford American Publishing Company 1866 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1866. The fascinating, heroic, and tragic story of Albert D. Richardson (1833-1869) gripped the nation several times. A popular journalist for the NY "Tribune," he was captured at Vicksburg and imprisoned as a Union spy. His escape is documented here. Later, his love for an actress and their attempts to obtain her divorce resulted in the abusive husband attempting to murder Richardson - twice, and Richardson and his love were married on his deathbed. In a very political trial, his murderer was freed. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Later Printing (one year) of the First Edition. Large octavo, in a full-calf binding. Clean text; 512 pages, including the musical score dedicated to the "Nameless Heroine" who helped him escape. The pages are bright and with minimal foxing; quite readable. This is a sound copy; Quercus awards this copy a "minus" rating only due to a cloth repair job done to the spine (the original spine label is preserved). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Full-Leather. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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31 Robertson, James I., Jr. General A.P. Hill. The Story of a Confederate Warrior
New York Random House 1987 0394552571 / 9780394552576 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1987. Hill, despite his fame during the war, has remained somewhat obscure to the modern world. Robertson intends to correct that, using much newly-discovered material. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Blue paper-covered boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering. Clean text; 382 pages, indexed. The dustjacket has been clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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32 Sandburg, Carl Abraham Lincoln. The War Years
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co 1939 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1939. Four-volume set of poet Sandburg's classic study of the wartime Lincoln, one of the great works of American history writing. Although this is a Book Club edition (1960), its quality is of the highest and a worthy addition to any library. Blue-gray cloth with embossed Lincoln signature and gold stamping; only the slightest of bumping to corners. No dustjackets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 Sears, Stephen W. (Editor) For Country, Cause & Leader. The Civil War Journal of Charles B. Hayden
New York Ticknor & Fields 1993 0395663601 / 9780395663608 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993. First-hand accounts by a Michigan officer, transcribed from 20 journals he kept. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue/gray paper-covered boards with a white linen spine and silver lettering. Clean text; 371 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is unclipped, with just some hints of edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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34 Smith, Reverend Edward P. Incidents Among Shot and Shell. The Only Authentic Work Extant Giving the Many Tragic and Touching Incidents That Came Under the Notice of the United States Christian Commission During the Long Yeras of the Civil War.
Philadelphia Hubbard Brothers 1888 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, 1888. An interesting and important source for the work of the Christian Commission, which provided both religious support and social services to the Union troops. Edward Parmalee Smith (1827-1876) was Field Secretary to the Commission. Somewhat scarce - only six institutional copies held. Originally published in 1868, this is a Very Good copy of the First Edition done by Hubbard. 512 pages, indexed. Clean and supple text. A nice example of Victorian decorative binding, gray cloth with embossing in black and gold. Small tear to FFEP, and the upper part of the spine has been rubbed to rob it of some of its color. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Towle, George Makepeace Bricks Without Straw. A Novel
New York Fords, Howard, & Hulbert 1880 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1880. Albion Tourgee (1838-1905), a major figure of the Reconstruction following the American Civil War, argued on the losing side of the notorious Supreme Court case "Plessy v. Ferguson." History now recognizes him to have been on the right side, morally. A Radical Republican, his popular novels were told with sympathy toward the African-American experience. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Brown cloth binding with blindstamed design (on both fron & back covers); gilt lettering on the spine. Clean and fresh text; supple and quite readable. 521 pages with 4 pages of publisher's adverts in the back; First State erratum slip is present. Very small bookstore stamp on the front paste-down, and a small inkspot on the rear panel, else very close to Fine. No dustjacket. All and all, a very nice book by a major figure of American legal and political history. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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