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John Brown's Body

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 72243


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

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Ambrose Bierce's Civil War

By: BIERCE, Ambrose

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1996

Stock No.: 78888


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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Who Was Who in the Civil War

By: BOWMAN, John S. (general editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crescent Books: 1994

Stock No.: 79075


Biographical sketches, arranged from A to Z, of 520 principal figures from the U.S. Civil War. The profiles are accompanied with dozens of b&w and color photos, paintings and engravings. --- In navy paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with portraits of leading figures on front and back. --- With remainder mark to lower textblock edge and inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy. Jacket with creasing to... View more info

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The Legend of John Brown A Biography and a History

By: BOYER, Richard Owen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 72917


Oversize volume examines the life of John Brown, who gave his life in his opposition to slavery in the U.S. Stated first edition, publisher's page. W/image of Brown on front cloth cover. Interior clean and bright; unmarked. Dust jacket chipped & torn along edges, with orig $12.50 flap price; in removable mylar protector. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 627 pages View more info

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Lincoln and the Civil War A Profile and a History

By: CANBY, Courtlandt (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 71435


Writings focusing on Abraham Lincoln by assorted people are brought together in this work edited by Canby. In full black cloth covers; volume is cocked and has concave spine; interior solid and tight and unmarked. DJ is chipped at edges; in removable mylar protector; has orig flap price unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Combat: The Civil War

By: CONGDON, Don (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Castle Books: 1967

Stock No.: 77390


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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The Red Badge of Courage

By: CRANE, Stephen

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Stock No.: 73499


Author's depiction of the chaos, fear and destruction of war--in this case the US Civil War--in a nice Modern Library copy. In full brown leatherette covers. Vol. bears 1951 date but likely published c.1980. Interior clean, bright and unmarked; light shelfwear, lower edges. Dust jacket w/ a small amount of chipping at spine ends, incidental soiling, with orig. $5.95 flap price; and in removable mylar protector. In Toledano binding 15, plain endpapers, dust jacket style p... View more info

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The Red Badge of Courage

By: CRANE, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1972

Stock No.: 77922


The classic story of cowardice and bravery during the U.S. Civil War in a special reprint edition. With illustrations by John Steuart Curry and an introduction by Carl Van Doren. --- Published on buff papers, and in brown leatherette-like paper-covered boards w/blindstamped image of soldiers hoisting flag on cover; gilt-stamped titling on spine. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Avon, no. III-R: 40). --- A bright, firm, unmarked copy b... View more info

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The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War (Modern Library #130.4)

By: CRANE, Stephen

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1967-70]

Stock No.: 80212


The classic novel of the Civil War in a Modern Library reprint edition. With an introduction by Robert Wooster Stallman. --- In Toledano spine 13 / brown cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / blank endpapers / jacket style n / verso is blank. Interior bears 1951 date but likely published c.1967-70. ML #130.4. --- With retailer's bold prices in red on front endpapers, otherwise a bright, clean, unmarked copy. Price-clipped bright dust jacket... View more info

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The Civil War Reader: Literature

By: CRANE, Stephen; WHITMAN, Walt; BIERCE, Ambrose

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, State Street Press: 1996

Stock No.: 77650


Three noted writers' works concerning the American Civil War are presented. Includes Crane's 'Red Badge of Courage', excerpts from Whitman's 'Specimen Days' and 4 Civil War stories by Bierce. --- In full teal cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped titling on spine. A bright, clean, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Jacket with a hint of rubbing; is otherwise nice. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 308 pages 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

Stock No.: 79052


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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Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836

By: FREEHLING, William W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1992

Stock No.: 79090


A scholarly examination of the Ordinance of Nullification enacted in South Carolina in defiance of the Federal Government. The author explores the Nullification as leading factor in the run-up to the U.S. Civil War. --- In softcover, with Bettman Archive engraved illustration on cover. A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with crease to back cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xi, 395 pages View more info

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Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor [Genealogy] (Revised Edition)

By: GROENE, Bertram Hawthorne

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, John F. Blair, Publisher: 1981

Stock No.: 79723


Stated third printing, 1981. The author, an experienced historian, offers guidance for collecting data about one's American Civil War ancestors. Useful for genealogical research. Includes chapters on using county, state and federal records, repositories of military service records, and other topics such as regimental histories and identifying weapons and accoutrements. Indexed. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with B... View more info

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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time

By: HEMINGWAY, Ermest (editor)

Price: $35.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1942

Stock No.: 79344


A hefty collection of essays, articles, short stories and other historical accounts examining the topic of warfare from multiple perspectives in this 1942 hardcover edition. The stories are by all manner of authors, from Julius Caesar to Winston Churchill to Leo Tolstoy. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway; based on a plan by William Kozlenko. --- In black cloth-covered boards with faded gilt-stamped spine titling; yellow topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. ... View more info

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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time

By: HEMINGWAY, Ermest (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1992

Stock No.: 79345


A 1992 reprint edition of this hefty collection of essays, articles, short stories and other historical accounts examining the topic of warfare from multiple perspectives. The stories are by all manner of authors, from Julius Caesar to Winston Churchill to Leo Tolstoy. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway; based on a plan by William Kozlenko. --- In black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket. --- The leaves have yello... View more info

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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

Stock No.: 72141


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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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

Stock No.: 78517


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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An Illustrated History of the Civil War

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

Price: $22.00

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

Stock No.: 77350


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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Gone with the Wind

By: MITCHELL, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1938

Stock No.: 80629


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]

Stock No.: 81407


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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Lincoln's War The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief

By: PERRET, Geoffrey

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71898


Accent is on Mr. Lincoln as Commander in Chief in this bio of the great American President. In full black paperboard covers, with no interior markings. DJ has sm superficial scratches & rippling at edges; otherwise in good shape. In removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 496 pages 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

Stock No.: 78530


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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Good-Bye, Jim

By: RILEY, James Whitcomb

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1913

Stock No.: 81334


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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Prisoners of Twilight

By: ROBERTSON, Don

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1989

Stock No.: 78518


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author's Civil War-era novel is written from the point of view of individual Confederate soldiers and the despair they feel as the war grinds to an unpleasant end. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in grey cloth. Author portrait on back of unclipped jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Jacket with a little rubbing & small tear near head of spine, is otherwise okay... 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

Stock No.: 80513


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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The Civil War: An Illustrated History (Companion Volume to the PBS Television Series)

By: WARD, Geoffrey C. (text & documentary filmscript); BURNS, Ric; BURNS, Ken (documentary filmscript)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Stock No.: 79074


Stated eighth printing, 1991. A weighty, comprehensive description and collection of photos depicting the U. S. Civil War; along with its causes and aftermath. With over 500 illustrations: photos, paintings, lithographs and maps. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with wrap-around sepia photo of troops lined up in Virginia at the beginning of the war. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper and a little dusty soi... View more info

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Lincoln and His Generals

By: WILLIAMS, T. Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf:

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 72213


Newer issue of work which was originally published 1952. Examines Mr Lincoln and his interactions with his civil war commanders. In grey & off white paperboard covers. Inked ownership info front free endpaper; otherwise clean & bright interior. DJ sharp, undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 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

Stock No.: 71875


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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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

Stock No.: 78739


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