First edition of this "valuable source on the first victor of the Confederacy", published by Harper & Brothers, 1884, New York, in two volumes, Octavo, with original green cloth binding and gold gilt top edges.
This work is highly laudable on it's subject and highly critical of Beauregard's enemies; the general himself penned a good part of the test. Each volume has frontispiece portraits. There is a full-paged engraved plate depicting Fort Sumter before and after the War, and a full-page map of Charleston City and Harbor. Sections of Fort Sumter, the secession of Virginia, the battles of Manassas and Shiloh, and a biographical sketch of Beauregard with an account of his service in the war with Mexico. The errata slip is still tipped in at the end of Volume 1.
The green cloth bindings are tight, rare for volumes of this age and size. There is slight wear to the bindings of both volumes, especially to volume II. Light foxing and yellow page discolouration are present in both volumes. The tissue page on frontis is intact in each volume, and the text are clean with no writing. A wonderful two volume set of a scarce piece of American history.
Item ID: 092009-4