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Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings: Volume 1: 1832-1858

By: LINCOLN, Abraham; Don E. FEHRENBACHER (editor)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Library of America, 1989

Edition: Ninth Printing


Very sharp copy, in full blue cloth covers with a minor stain, spine. Publisher logo has faded at base of spine. Interior clean & crisp, unmarked and in top shape. With satin ribbon bookmark. Slipcase with gilt publisher logo and design; w/adhesive removal remnants; otherwise undamaged. [Any reference to DJ applies to slipcase. ] ; Library of America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 898 pages View more info

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Ambrose Bierce's Civil War

By: BIERCE, Ambrose

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books, 1996


The enigmatic Ambrose Bierce both served in the U.S. Civil War and chronicled what happened. This volume includes 7 selections from his memoirs, as well as 20 works of fiction. Edited and with an introduction by William McCann. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards. Jacket features photos of Civil War-era soldiers. --- A clean, firm copy but with leaves that have yellowed slightly. Jacket in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; ... View more info

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An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

By: DAVIS, William C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Diego, A Harvest Book/Harcourt, Inc., 2002


The final months of the Confederacy are examined, with a focus on Jefferson Davis and General John C. Breckinridge. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume. --- A clean, bright, newish book; lacks markings or other apparent damages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages View more info

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An Illustrated History of the Civil War

By: MILLER, William J.; POHANKA, Brian C.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books, 2000


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The American Civil War is depicted in this hefty volume of over 700 photos, with sketches, maps, historic artifacts and more. With text by distinguished Civil War scholars, who detail the major battles and generals who participated. --- In maroon leatherette-like paper-covered boards with titling blindstamped on cover and spine. Jacket with photo of a ruined Richmond on cover. --- With previous owner'... View more info

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Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar, 1827-1905: Half a Century in War and Peace

By: WISTAR, Isaac Jones

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937

Edition: First Edition


Stated First Edition (Thus). General Wistar was an attorney, served in the Civil War, was a railroad executive and founded the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, but is perhaps best known for his role in the development of California and the Far West. Per Howes, W598: "Largely devoted to the opening development of the far West from 1849 to 1860, in which Wistar played a conspiciuous part before achieving fame and fortune in Pennsylvania." --- In ... View more info

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Civil War in Pictures

By: PRATT, Fletcher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Books, 1955

Edition: BCE


Book club edition. Since the camera was not in widespread use at the time of the U.S. Civil War, the journalists of the day relied on artists to create depictions of scenes. These became engraved illustrations in publications such as 'Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper' and 'Harper's Weekly'. This volume presents 300 of those, along with war correspondents' descriptions of events. Images arranged and with commentary by Fletcher Pratt. --- In grey and navy leatherette c... View more info

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Combat: The Civil War

By: CONGDON, Don (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Castle Books, 1967


An attempt to describe all important battles of the American Civil War, in a single hefty volume. The narratives are written by the combatants themselves, whether a general or a private. Includes numerous maps and engraved illustrations. With an introduction by Bruce Catton, and a running commentary by Don Congdon. --- In tan paper-covered boards, titling stamped in navy on spine. --- First page has been torn out and leaves are starting to yellow, but otherwise a firm, u... View more info

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General George Crook: His Autobiography (New Edition)

By: CROOK, General George; SCHMITT, Martin F. (edited and annotated by)

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1960


1960 revised edition of a work first published in 1946, edited and annotated by Martin F. Schmitt. For General Crook, the U.S. Civil War was just the beginning as he went on to his Army career in the American West and the Indian Wars. Coverage of Crook's experiences in the Civil War, vs. Geronimo, his capture and much more. With endpaper maps, 4 interior maps, and 16 b&w illustrations. Includes bibliography and index. --- In full blue cloth-covered hardcovers with titlin... View more info

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Gone with the Wind

By: MITCHELL, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company, 1938


A November, 1938 printing of this famous Civil War-era novel of the American South, which has been continuously reprinted since first published in 1936. --- In full grey-blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in blue on cover and spine; pale yellow topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With dampstains to cover, bumped cover corners, rubbing to spine and inked gift inscription to front free endpaper; else a firm, clean copy. Note: A weakened front hinge has... View more info

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Gone with the Wind

By: MITCHELL, Margaret

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company, [ca.1980s-2000s]


Likely book club edition of this famous Civil War-era novel of the American South, which has been continuously reprinted since first published in 1936. --- This modern facsimile of the first edition in full grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in blue on cover and spine. In original-design pale orange dust jacket with illustration of Scarlett O'Hara and two male companions on front cover. Volume bears 1964 date, but likely published c.1980s-2000s. --- W... View more info

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Good-Bye, Jim

By: RILEY, James Whitcomb

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1913


An illustrated version of Mr. Riley's Civil War-based poem, concerning a father and son, the latter of whom was wounded in the War. With color illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy and with decorations by Bertha Stuart. --- In rust cloth-covered boards with framed titling in gilt on cover; leaves of very heavy, stiff paper stock. Unpaginated (about 40 pp.) Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With penciled gift inscription to half title page, otherwise a clean, firm, unmar... View more info

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His Sombre Rivals

By: ROE, Edward P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1883


A compact 1883 printing of the author's novel, which is set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and attempts, per the author's preface, "to portray the Battle of Bull Run as it could appear to a civilian spectator. . ." With a frontis b&w drawing of a fly fisherman in action. --- In full rust cloth with titling and decorations in cream and dark green on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a somewhat loosened back hinge and darkened front fre... View more info

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Honor's Voice The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

By: WILSON, Douglas L.

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998


Nice copy of author's work, which narrows itself to the years 1831-1842. In full maroon & black paperboard covers. Stated 1st ed but no price on DJ flap. DJ has mock scratches on front, as published. Clean and bright, unmarked. Dust wrapper in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 pages View more info

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Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War

By: McCAIG, Donald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1998

Edition: BCE


Likely book club edition. The author's Civil War-era novel is written from the Confederate point of view and set in Virginia. --- In blue and grey paper-covered boards and with Wendell Minor jacket illustration. --- A small tear to the paper on front paste-down, else a clean, firm, bright copy in similar jacket. Jacket with light rubbing.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 525 pages View more info

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John Brown's Body

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929


Famed epic poem of the US Civil War in a good copy. Decorations by George Illian. In full blue cloth covers w/ glued-on decorative title panel (frt cover) and rendition of drum (spine). Edgewear, espec at head & tail of spine. Minor scuffing covers. Spine & its decoration are toned. Ilian's drawings of a battle scene at endpapers. With inked presentation remarks dated 1936 on half title page, otherwise interior solid and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info