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THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE. ANCIENT AND MODERN. THE FORMS OF SLAVERY THAT PREVAILED IN ANCIENT NATIONS, PARTICULARLY IN GREECE AND ROME. THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE AND THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES - Blake, W. O. - Columbus, Ohio 1860 - FINE Condition in Embossed Black Leather with Gilt-Decorated Spine - 861pp - Marbled Endpapers - Numerous Steel Engravings - Clean and Tight Interior with Light Foxing - Protected in a New Mylar Cover - A detailed account of the origins of slavery in ancient history through the introduction of Christian slavery to North Africa, the African slave trade from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, the Middle Passage, and slavery in the West Indies to the nineteenth century. The book focuses a large portion to the modern American era of slavery which deals with issues of the government and the Constitution, focusing on the annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, the Missouri Compromise, and Kansas - $550
Crooke, George - THE TWENTY-FIRST REGIMENT OF IOWA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. A NARRATIVE OF ITS EXPERIENCE IN ACTIVE SERVICE, INCLUDING A MILITARY RECORD OF EACH OFFICER, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER, AND PRIVATE SOLDIER OF THE ORGANIZATION-Milwaukee - King, Fowle & Co. 1891 -1st Edition - FINE Condition - Lightly bumped at corners and spine ends - Bright Gilt Title on Spine and Front Board - The author served as Unit Adjutant - 232pp - 12 Maps (Includes one fold-out) - Contains SIGNATURE and Inscription on FEP from Private Henry G. Porter of Co K - listed at rear of book - This was apparently donated to a library by Porter in 1918 and contains a typed thank-you letter from the library to him pasted down inside the front cover, indicating that it may have later been returned to him - $495
Halevy, Ludovic - RECITS DE GUERRE, L'INVASION 1870 - 1871 (DESSINS PAR L. MARCHETTI ET ALFRED PARIS) - Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Rue Chaptal, Paris (1892) - FINE Condition - Folio Size 14 x 12 Inches - In 3/4 Red Morocco with Marbled Boards - 245pp - Clean and Tight with Gilt Top Edge and Silk Pagemark String - Bright Gilt title on Raised Band Spine - Illustrated with 158 engravings and drawings by L. Marchetti and Alfred Paris - Includes 19 colored plates - Four Double Spreads - many highly detailed Black and White Drawings including Eight Double Spreads - A Classic Account of the Franco-Prussian War - $295

(Fleming) (Fleming) Fleming, Vivian M. - CAMPAIGNS OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA INCLUDING THE JACKSON VALLEY CAMPAIGN 1861-1865 - Richmond 1928 - Scarce 1st Edition - NEAR FINE Condition - Light Discoloring to Boards - 167pp - Fold-Out Maps - Personal observations of the author who served in the 2nd Company of the Richmond Howitzers - $325

(1stOHCav) Gillespie, Samuel L. - A HISTORY OF CO. A, FIRST OHIO CAVALRY 1861-1865 - A MEMORIAL VOLUME - Washington Courthouse, Ohio 1898 - Scarce 1st edition - VERY FINE Condition (the cleanest copy of this we've seen) - 219pp plus errata - Photos - Bright and Clean Interior - Solid Hinges - The author was a Bugler with the Unit - The Unit fought in Maryland and Virginia - $595

Goss, Elbridge Henry - THE LIFE OF COLONEL PAUL REVERE - WITH PORTRAITS, MANY ILLUSTRATIONS, FAC-SIMILIES, ETC. -Howard Spurr, Boston 1904/1906 - VERY GOOD Condition - Two Volume Set in Blue Cloth with Gilt Illustrated Covers - 689pp - Indexed - This set includes Original Signature of the Author dated Oct 24, 1887 on a clipped envelope with his notation below a handwritten copy of the 3rd Stanza of Longfellow's Famous Poem "Copied from the Original..." - The portion copied reads: Such was the word and such the deed, and the heart of the people says God-speed! And borne on the night=wind of the Past In the hour of panic men will hear The midnight message of Paul revere And the humping hoof=beat of his steed - $175
Daniel Harvey Hill - BETHEL TO SHARPSBURG: NORTH CAROLINA IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES - Raleigh 1926 - 2 Vol Set - Scarce 1st Edition - FINE Condition - Clean with Bright Boards and Spine Lettering - Son of the Confederate General known for asking Jeff Davis to relieve Bragg following the battle of Chickamauga, Hill authored the North Carolina volume of the Confederate Military History, Hill died after completing some 21 chapters of this work and his manuscript ends with Chapter 22 on the Maryland Campaign - $375
(125thPA) (125thPA) HISTORY OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIFTH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS 1862-1863 - Lippincott, Philadelphia 1906 - FINE Condition - 1st Edition - Photos - Rosters - Chronology of Events - Organized at Harrisburg in August 1862, the 125th Pennsylvania fought in the Maryland Campaign, Antietam, Maryland Heights, Burnside's Mud March, and Chancellorsville - $250

(49er)(49er)(49er) Johnston, William G - EXPERIENCES OF A FORTY-NINER - Pittsburgh 1892 - Scarce 1st edition - VERY FINE Condition - Bright and Clean in Green Cloth with Gilt 1849 on Front Board - Believed to be one of only 50 copies printed - 390pp - Frontis of Author plus 13 Illustrations (All Present) - Sylvester Marvin bookplate inside front board - includes laid-in presentation slip to Marvin from Author - Marvin was one of the Founders of the National Biscuit Company - - This copy does not include the later issued blue-print map and extra portrait - (Howes J173; Graff 2229; Streeter Sale 3198; Kurutz 364a; Cowan p316; Mintz 261) - $1800

(Fencibles) (Fencibles) (Fencibles) Lanard, Thomas S. - ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE STATE FENCIBLES - A HISTORY OF THE INFANTRY CORPS, INFANTRY BATTALION AND OLD GUARD STATE FENCIBLES 1813-1913 - Philadelphia 1913 - FINE Condition - Bright Covers and Spine - Clean and Tight Interior - 435 pp plus Muster Rolls, Index, and Manual of Arms - Photos - $250

(144thNY)Mann, Albert W. - HISTORY OF THE 45TH REGIMENT, MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA (The Cadet Regiment) - Wallace Spooner, Boston 1908 - VERY FINE Condition - 1st Edition - Bright Spine and Boards with 18th Army Corps Emblem on Cover - Photos - Rosters - Name/Address list from 1908 - Details actions of the regiment in North Carolina during the war - Previous owner bookplate inside front board - $295

(144thNY)(144thNY) McKee, James H. - BACK "IN WAR TIMES" - HISTORY OF THE 144TH REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Horace Bailey, Unadila NY 1903 - VERY FINE Condition - 1st Edition - Presentation copy Inscribed "Mr & Mrs F. L. Norton With Kindest regards of the Publisher Horace E. Bailey and SIGNED by him and dated July 1903 by Bailey was a Lieutenant in Company H of the unit from January 1864 till June 1865 - a Clean Bright Copy - 378pp - Maps, Index, Rosters and Photos - This regiment was from Delaware County, New York. - $375

Edward McMorries - HISTORY OF THE FIRST REGIMENT - ALABAMA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY C.S.A. - Brown Printing, Montgomery 1904 - FINE Condition - True 1st Edition - Issued in Original Grey Wraps (Outside now browned) - Scarce Regimental History - Not often found with Wraps Intact - This was later issued with frontice, maps and illustrations when Dr. Owen of the Alabama Archives had obtained sufficient finances to republish. This copy is completely unopened and as nice as the one currently held by the Alabama Archives under whose auspices it was originally published - $525

(70thIndiana) (70thIndiana)(70thIndiana)(70thIndiana) Merrill, Samuel - THE SEVENTIETH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION - Indianapolis 1900 - 1st Edition - FINE Condition - 372pp - Gilt Top Edge - Photos - Rosters - This copy belonged to private James M. Wills of Co. "C" who served from 1862 to 1865 - and bears a lengthy SIGNED inscription to his daughter on fep - reads in part "...that our free America might remain as one nation with but one Flag - the Stars and Stripes - as given to us by our forefathers at great cost..." - Organized in Indianapolis in 1862, the 70th Indiana served in Tennessee, the Battle of Atlanta, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Lost Mountain, Savannah and North Carolina - $450

James M. Morgan - RECOLLECTIONS OF A REBEL REEFER - Constable & Co - London 1918 - FINE Condition - Story of the CSS Georgia - Raider of the Confederacy - Nevins calls this "A colorful autobiography of an ubiquitous and observant youngster; much useful information on the Confederate Naval School" - $225
New York Monuments Commission - NEW YORK AT GETTYSBURG - Lyons Company, Albany 1900 - 1st Edition - FINE Condition - 3 Volume Set in 3/4 leather with Gilt Top Edge - We originally purchased this set from the estate of Charles Sonnenberg of Cape Town, South Africa some years ago and it has finally come home again - Sonnenberg was a German Immigrant who served under General Dan Sickles at Gettysburg and returned to Cape Town following the war - he came back for various reunions with his old comrades - This Set is BOLDLY SIGNED and INSCRIBED by General Sickles (Chairman of the NY Monuments Commission) - "To Charles Sonnenberg with Regards of his Friend and Comrade - Sept 30, 1903" - Beautiful Full-Page Illustrations - Rosters - Index - $3500

(5thCav) (5thCav) Price, George F. - ACROSS THE CONTINENT WITH THE FIFTH CAVALRY - Van Nostrand 1883 - FINE Condition - Quite Scarce 1st Edition in Gilt Decorated Blue Cloth - 705pp plus Errata - Includes 4 Original Steel-Engraved Portraits of Maj Gen Emory, Maj Gen George Thomas, Maj Gen Merritt, Brig Gen Albert S. Johnson - Bright Clean Exterior - Bottom Corners bumped - Clean and Tight Interior with minor foxing - Covers period from 1855 to 1883 including unit service in the Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as operations in Texas, Arizona, Montana and Nebraska in the Indian Campaigns - This unit and its companies was variously commanded by many Union and Confederate notable officers including R.E. Lee, Phil Sheridan and George A. Custer. Includes detailed officer biographies and rosters in addition to unit statistics - $995

Scharf, J. Thomas - HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY - New York 1887 - FINE Condition - Scarce 1887 1st edition - Hardcover Beautifully Bound in 3/4 Calfskin - With Blindstamp of Dr Donald Bickers, noted Georgia Neurosurgeon, Surgeon for the Georgia SCV, and Founder of the Southern Cultural Foundation - 50 Percent of the Proceeds from the sale of this book go to support the Southern Cultural Foundation - 824pp - Index - Illustrated - All 74 Illustrations Present - Unopened pages - $450
Shaw, Horace H. -THE FIRST MAINE HEAVY ARTILLERY, 1862-1865. A HISTORY OF ITS PART AND PLACE IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION, WITH AN OUTLINE OF CAUSES OF WAR AND ITS RESULTS TO OUR COUNTRY WITH ORGANIZATION, COMPANY, AND INDIVIDUAL RECORDS - Portland, Maine, 1903 - FINE Condition in Purple Cloth with Gilt Title on Spine (Protected in New Mylar Cover) - SCARCE in this Condition - 516 pages plus index and errata - Biographies - Numerous Portraits Accompany the Biographical Sketches - List of Casualties - The 1st Heavy Artillery was organized in Bangor, Maine in August of 1862 and fought in the Rapidan Campaign, North Anna , Cold Harbor, Petersburg and the Appomattox Campaign till the Surrender of Lee. This Regiment sustained the greatest losses in battle. 23 Officers and 400 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 260 died of disease, etc. Total 683 - $650
(1stMECav)(1stMECav) Tobie, Edward P. - HISTORY OF THE FIRST MAINE CAVALRY 1861-1865 - Boston 1887 - Scarce 1st edition - 735pp - Photos - Rosters - Illustrations - FINE Condition with Marbled Page Edges - Beautifully rebound in Half Leather with Raised Bands on Spine and Original Cavalry Seal on Front Board - dampstaining to bottom of last 100 pages or so - not affecting text - This unit suffered the highest casualty rates of any Union Cavalry regiment with 15 Officers and 159 Enlisted killed or mortally wounded with an additional 344 men dying of disease. - $595

Townsend, Luther T. (16th New Hampshire Vols) - HISTORY OF THE SIXTEENTH REGIMENT NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEERS - Washington 1897 - 1st Edition - VERY FINE Condition - Exceptionally Clean and Bright - Previous owner bookplate inside front cover - Illustrated - Photos - Rosters - Nevins says of this "Written from the adjutant's viewpoint, this full history of a year's duty in Louisiana also contains over twoscore sketches and drawings." - $375
(93rdIllinois) Trimble, Harvey M. - HISTORY OF THE NINETY-THIRD REGIMENT. ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY FROM ORGANIZATION TO MUSTER OUT. STATISTICS COMPILED BY ARRON DUNBAR, SERGANT, COMPANY . "B" - Blakely Printing Co., Chicago, 1898 -1st Edition - FINE Condition with light soiling to exterior - 441pages - Profusely Illustrated - Original Maroon Cloth with Black Lettering on Cover and Gilt Title on Spine - This copy belonged to First Lieutenant Harrison I. Davis and contains a SIGNED Gift Inscription from him on the FEP - noted in pencil below is his date and time of death - "Feb 1st 1925 - Sunday AM" - He has a full biography with photos in the book - $595

(155thPA)(155thPA)(155thPA) UNDER THE MALTESE CROSS: ANTIETAM TO APPOMATTOX, THE LOYAL UPRISING IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 1961-1865 - CAMPAIGNS 155TH PA VOLUNTEERS, NARRATED BY THE RANK AND FILE - Akron, Ohio 1910 - 1st Edition - NEAR FINE Condition - Clean and Interior - Hinges barely starting - Increasingly SCARCE Regimental - $525

Major Otis F.R. Waite - VERMONT IN THE GREAT REBELLION: CONTAINING HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - Claremont 1869 - First Edition - NEAR FINE Condition - Officer Rosters - $225
Francis A. Walker - HISTORY OF THE SECOND ARMY CORPS - Scribner's - NY 1887 - NEAR FINE Condition - Hardcover in Blue cloth with Gilt Clover on cover - Minor wear at spine ends - Gift inscription to attorney J. Wister Huey on fep - 737pp - Index - The Second Corps fought in the Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Gettysburg, Petersburg, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor and on to Appomattox - Photos - Rosters - Index - Fold Out Maps - Gilt Top Edge - This copy includes laid in Claim Attorney advertisement from J. B. Cralle for representation of Civil War veterans before the Pension Bureau - Cralle was a prominent DC attorney who represented hundreds of Union Veterans seeking to increase their wartime disability pensions - $175

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