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  • ACTION AT AQUILA. (limited ed. signed) by ALLEN, Hervey
    ALLEN, Hervey
    ACTION AT AQUILA. (limited ed. signed)

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. The limited issue, one of an unspecified number of copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special leaf at front. Blue cloth, top edge blue. Some foxing at edges of pastedowns, else fine. Jacket has some foxing at flap edges, one sh ort edge tear, minor rubbing at foot of spine and one corner, else a fine, bright example. In a plain card box, as issued. A civil war novel and another best seller by the author of ANTHONY ADVERSE. A very nice copy of the signed issue in the scarce box,

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 848
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  • JOHN, Evan
    ATLANTIC IMPACT 1861

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1952. Brown cloth, colour endpaper maps. pp 296 + plates; index. Ink name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has chips and tears, just good. Account of the forcible removal by Capt. Charles Wilkes of the U.S.S. San Jacinto of two confederate delegates from the British mail steamer S.S. Trent, an incident which nearly precipitated war between the US and Britain.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47803
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  • BEATTIE, Dan
    BRANDY STATION 1863: first step toward Gettysburg

    Edition: First printing

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2008. Tall octavo, card covers. 96 pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Fine copy. Campaign series 201. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46980
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  • HOY, Claire
    CANADIANS IN THE CIVIL WAR

    Toronto: McArthur, 2005. Card covers. pp 396; index. Ink owner name at front, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48006
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  • CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVE: a history of secret service in the late war by PITTENGER, William, Rev.
    PITTENGER, William, Rev.
    CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVE: a history of secret service in the late war

    Washington: The National Tribune, 1885. Early printing (first was in 1881). Octavo, red cloth stamped in black and gilt. Floral endpapers. pp [2], 354, [2] + 13 plates (complete). Appendices. Book a bit leaned; black spots to rear cover; spine has fading with much of the stamping rubbed away; page edges yellowed; cracked inner hinges repaired; 1889 ink owner inscription; some internal repairs to separations but a few leaves still protrude at fore edges; in all, just good at best, but now firm in the binding and complete. The story of Andrews' Raiders, a failed Union attempt to disrupt Confederate rail near Chattanooga.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43611
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  • CEASE FIRING. With Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. by JOHNSTON, Mary (N.C. Wyeth)
    JOHNSTON, Mary (N.C. Wyeth)
    CEASE FIRING. With Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto and Boston: William Briggs / Houghton Mifflin, 1912. Octavo, hardcover, gray decorated cloth stamped in blind, gilt lettered, gray endpaper maps. pp (2), (x), (458), (2] + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and three other colour plates by N.C. Wyeth. Very small snag and tiny hole to center of lower edge of pp 345-48; ink name to front fly leaf; else fine and bright. The white dust jacket, with front panel reproducing the colour plate at p. 392, has nicks and small chips to spine tips; short edges tears to panels; some light overall dust soiling and foxing; near fine otherwise.The book itself was made from sheets of the Nov., 1912, US first edition. The dust jacket, also…

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    Toronto and Boston: William Briggs / Houghton Mifflin, 1912. Octavo, hardcover, gray decorated cloth stamped in blind, gilt lettered, gray endpaper maps. pp (2), (x), (458), (2] + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and three other colour plates by N.C. Wyeth. Very small snag and tiny hole to center of lower edge of pp 345-48; ink name to front fly leaf; else fine and bright. The white dust jacket, with front panel reproducing the colour plate at p. 392, has nicks and small chips to spine tips; short edges tears to panels; some light overall dust soiling and foxing; near fine otherwise.The book itself was made from sheets of the Nov., 1912, US first edition. The dust jacket, also bearing the Briggs spine imprint, has blank flaps and rear panel. A novel of the American Civil War, the sequel to THE LONG ROLL, telling the story of a Confederate artillery officer from Vicksburg to the end of the war. A super copy of this uncommon issue in the rare dust jacket, with illustrations by one of the most admired of American book illustrators.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17868
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  • DRURY, Ian
    CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMEN 1861-65

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2005. Sixth printing. Tall octavo, card covers. 64 pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. fine copy. Warrior series 6. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47004
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  • TAYLOR, John M.
    CONFEDERATE RAIDER: Raphael Semmes of the Alabama

    Edition: First printing

    Washington, D.C: Brassey's, 1994. Cloth & boards. pp 317 + plates; indexed. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears, rear panel has a sticker and a crease at top; VG otherwise. Confederate Raider is the enthralling story of the Civil War as fought on the high seas by Raphael Semmes, the Confederacy's most famous and revered naval officer. Yet many of his Northern contemporaries considered the Yankee-hating Semmes nothing more than a pirate. In either guise, Semmes commanded the most successful sea raider of all time-the C.S.S. Alabama. During a two-year cruise, she took nearly a hundred Federal merchant vessels out of the war and became a household word on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Her final battle,…

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    Washington, D.C: Brassey's, 1994. Cloth & boards. pp 317 + plates; indexed. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears, rear panel has a sticker and a crease at top; VG otherwise. Confederate Raider is the enthralling story of the Civil War as fought on the high seas by Raphael Semmes, the Confederacy's most famous and revered naval officer. Yet many of his Northern contemporaries considered the Yankee-hating Semmes nothing more than a pirate. In either guise, Semmes commanded the most successful sea raider of all time-the C.S.S. Alabama. During a two-year cruise, she took nearly a hundred Federal merchant vessels out of the war and became a household word on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Her final battle, off the coast of France against the U.S.S. Kearsarge, was an epic clash befitting the last one-on-one duel of wooden ships. A commander who carried out his mission without being able to bring his ship into a Southern port and whose crew had no allegiance to the Confederacy, Semmes is a brilliant and compelling figure in American military history.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47652
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  • TROWBRIDGE, J.T.
    CUDJO'S CAVE

    Edition: First edition

    Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1864. Probable second printing. Green horizontally fine ribbed cloth bordered in blind, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers. Illustrated half title leaf with tissue guard inserted. Spine gilt slightly dulled but distinct; nicks to cloth at foot of spine; April, 1864, ink name to front free endpaper; quite small corner creases to a few leaves; else fine. BAL 20413. "L'Envoy" listed at page 501 on page 4 of contents (probable first printing correctly listed it at page 503) and printer's imprint on verso of title as in BAL's first two (of 3 for sure, maybe more) printings, with no mention of Rand & Avery. Text bulks one inch. Though BAL notes 5 cloth variants in various…

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    Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1864. Probable second printing. Green horizontally fine ribbed cloth bordered in blind, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers. Illustrated half title leaf with tissue guard inserted. Spine gilt slightly dulled but distinct; nicks to cloth at foot of spine; April, 1864, ink name to front free endpaper; quite small corner creases to a few leaves; else fine. BAL 20413. "L'Envoy" listed at page 501 on page 4 of contents (probable first printing correctly listed it at page 503) and printer's imprint on verso of title as in BAL's first two (of 3 for sure, maybe more) printings, with no mention of Rand & Avery. Text bulks one inch. Though BAL notes 5 cloth variants in various colours and one wrappers binding, this copy is yet another variant not noted by BAL - green horizontally fine ribbed cloth (BAL's BF cloth). >>>John Townsend Trowbridge (1827-1916), was a Boston author who "wrote some 40 novels for boys, which had much to do with raising juvenile literature from didacticism to a higher plane. The best known of his books are the antislavery novels CUDJO'S CAVE, written for children, and NEIGHBOUR JACKWOOD." - Oxford Companion to American Lit., 4th ed., which also has a separate entry for CUDJO'S CAVE. A tale set in Tennessee - a Quaker schoolmaster runs afoul of the local evil Confederates and hides out in a backwoods cave occupied by runaway slaves and Unionists. A PETER PARLEY TO PENROD title.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5233
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  • DIXIE AFTER THE WAR: an exposition of social conditions existing in the South, during the twelve years succeeding the fall of Richmond. With an introduction by General Clement A. Evans by AVARY, Myrta Lockett
    AVARY, Myrta Lockett
    DIXIE AFTER THE WAR: an exposition of social conditions existing in the South, during the twelve years succeeding the fall of Richmond. With an introduction by General Clement A. Evans

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906. Octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and silver, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. pp (2), x, 435 + 32 plates (mostly portraits). Moderate rubbing at spine ends; light soiling to spine and rear cover; fore and bottom page edges yellowed; yellowing to endpapers; foxing to frontispiece and its tissue guard; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. An important reference for the Reconstruction era in Virginia. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39471
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  • DARROCH, Lois E.
    FOUR WENT TO THE CIVIL WAR

    Edition: First edition.

    Kitchener, Ontario: McBain, 1985. Brown boards. #462 of 1000 copies (in hardcover), publisher's initialed rubber stamp on front free endpaper. x, 317 pp, illustrated. Some bubbling to rear cover, damp stain on rear endpapers, otherwise VG. Dust jacket has damp marking to rear panel and flap; good. "A gripping story of a Canadian family caught up ini the American Civil War."

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22525
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  • McELROY, John, 1846-1929
    FURTHER HAPS AND MISHAPS TO SI KLEGG AND SHORTY. The Second Year of Their Service.

    Washington, D.C: The National Tribune, 1898. Octavo, tan paper covers embossed in a leather grain. 448 pp. Number 15 in the publisher's Old Glory Library series. Printed publication date on spine is Nov. 8, 1897. Covers rubbed to the joints, corners creased. Text printed on cheap paper now yellowed; pages 385 to end are dog-eared to outer corners; some marginal damp stains; two inch tear to lower margin of title leaf (no printing affected); in all just a good, sound copy of a fragile book. The third book in the Si Klegg series of humourous Civil War stories. The ads on the inside of the covers state that the books are "substantially bound in leatherette", but the binding here…

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    Washington, D.C: The National Tribune, 1898. Octavo, tan paper covers embossed in a leather grain. 448 pp. Number 15 in the publisher's Old Glory Library series. Printed publication date on spine is Nov. 8, 1897. Covers rubbed to the joints, corners creased. Text printed on cheap paper now yellowed; pages 385 to end are dog-eared to outer corners; some marginal damp stains; two inch tear to lower margin of title leaf (no printing affected); in all just a good, sound copy of a fragile book. The third book in the Si Klegg series of humourous Civil War stories. The ads on the inside of the covers state that the books are "substantially bound in leatherette", but the binding here is only paper stamped with a lizard skin grain. Si and Shorty were with the 200th Indiana, and the stories of their adventures during the war originally appeared in the pages of the newspaper The National Tribune. Wright, American Fiction, mentions the series but does not describe any. The author's name is not given in this book.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 14751
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  • TAYLOR, Walter H. (Robert E. Lee)
    GENERAL LEE - HIS CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA 1861-1865 WITH PERSONAL REMINISCENCES

    Dayton, Ohio: Morningside Bookshop, 1975. Facsimile reprint of the 1906 first edition. Silver cloth without dust jacket, as issued. pp x, 314, (4, ads) + 9 colour folding maps. Taylor was for four years Adjutant-General of the Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A. 1976 ink ownship name inside front cover, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 30178
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  • GETTYSBURG: What they did there. Profusely illustrated historical guide book by MINNIGH, L.W.
    MINNIGH, L.W.
    GETTYSBURG: What they did there. Profusely illustrated historical guide book

    Gettysburg, PA, c1924: N.A. Meligakes. Octavo, colour illustrated card covers. pp (3)-(170), stapled + colour folding map at frontispiece. Illustrations in text. Soft creases to front cover, else a near fine copy, no owner names. A guide to the battlefield. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 39340
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  • FRASSANITO, (William A.)
    GRANT AND LEE. The Virginia Campaigns 1864-1865.

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Scribner's, 1983. Square octavo, blue boards. 442, (6) pp. Numerous photos, index. Fine copy. Jacket has a half inch creased tear to rear panel, else fine. The book focuses on the photographic evidence of the last year of the American Civil War, with 255 photos, many of them correctly labeled for the first time and most documented for the first time.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 7600
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  • RODGERS, Thomas G.
    IRISH-AMERICAN UNITS IN THE CIVIL WAR

    Edition: First printing

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2008. Tall octavo, card covers. 48 pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. fine copy. Men-at-Arms series 448. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46986
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  • HOEHLING, A.A.
    LAST TRAIN FROM ATLANTA

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Yoseloff, 1958. Grey cloth. pp 558 + plates. Bibliography. Ink owner name on title page, yellowing to page edges, slight rubbing to lower front spine fold; else a VG copy. Dust jacket has chips to spine ends, VG otherwise. Story of the five month siege of the City of Atlanta in the Civil War. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44256
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  • FREEMAN, Douglas Southall
    LEE'S LIEUTENANTS. A Study in Command. (3 volume set)

    New York: Scribner's, 1972. Later printings. Three volume set. Black cloth. Small soil spots to fore edges of two volumes, else fine, no previous owner marks. Dust jackets have some rubbing, short tears, soiling to rear panels, VG otherwise. A classic American Civil War history. Note: 4.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15892
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  • Jones, Terry L.
    Lee's Tigers: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, (c1987). Second printing. Yellow cloth. Fine copy, no owner names. Yellow dust jacket has lightly sunned spine, a few nicks, VG.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 28963
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  • ENSMINGER, (Samuel) [Clarence M. Swinn, Jr., editor].
    LETTERS TO LANAH. A Series of Civil War Letters Written by Samuel Ensminger, a Drafted Union Soldier.

    Gettysburg, PA: Author, 1986. vii, 73 pp, stapled, in paper covers. Reproductions in text. Corner crease to one leaf, price sticker to rear cover, else fine. Ensminger served as a private and sergeant with the 158 Regiment-Militia Pennsylvania Infantry. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 9428
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