Here is a good 10 volume set of first edition books about the US Civil War for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
Nice 1st Edition set of books here. We have two complete sets of this 10 volume Civil War Set for sale separately in our store. This set is the one with some more condition issues than the other one we have available. See listing # 122239722868 to see if you would like to consider that set as well. Just put the listing # into the search line and the item will come up.
The books were put out on the 50th anniversary of the commencement of hostilities between the Confederate and Union forces. The 10 volume set of books were printed in 1911 and are entitled, "The Photographic History of the Civil War". The Editor in Chief was Francis Trevelyan Miller. Each of the volumes was written by various individuals. The books were put out by the Review of Reviews Company. The books were published by the Patriot Publishing Co of Springfield, MA. There is a forward by President Howard Taft in the first volume.
The books have a blue cloth hardcovers. The front cover of each book has an impressed picture of the US and Confederate flags. The covers still have very good color to them. The spine is done in gold gilt, has the title of the book, the author of that book. the volume number, title of that book, a sword, and the issuing company. The front and back covers are still securely attached to the rest of the book at the spine. The books themselves are in very good shape. There are no dust covers with these books, not sure if they originally came with any. Some minor rub to covers, mostly to the corners. Gold gilt on the top edge of the pages, not as bright on the side and bottom of the pages.
The books were originally owned by a Jame Archibald Jr of Pottsville, PA (same town that Lt. Heber Thompson came from and that we obtained his library of Civil War books. Nice condition clean set overall. The books are still well bound. The hardboard covers are securely attached. No mold, tobacco, or mildewy smell. Volume 10 with the index is first issue, issued in the same year as the first, with "1st Ed" appearing at the foot of the index pages. There is some loss of finish to the cover on volume 10 on the spine and the front cover. Some soiling along the bottom of the spine on all the volumes. Did not attempt to clean or remove.
The books have great pictures of people, ships, equipment and battlefields associated with the American Civil War of 1861-1865. The books include contributions form eminent individuals, scholars, politicians, and Officers of both the Union and Confederate armies and navies.
Each of the ten books is 11-1/8" tall, by 8.5" across, by 1-5/8" wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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