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1 Bucklin, Sophronia E. IN HOSPITAL AND CAMP: A Woman's Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War.
J. E. Potter & Company [Philadelphia]. 1869. (1869). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 380pp. 8vo. Green pebbled cloth with front cover giltstamped with a camp scene & gilt-lettered spine. Tissue-guarded frontispiece of the author + 19 other b/w engraved plates with 22 illustrations of various Civil War scenes courtesy of Harper & Brothers. Introduction by 'S.L.C.' The list of illustrations was printed with incorrect page numbers. The author (1846-1902), who was an upstate New York seamstress prior to the war, herein compiled her experiences as an army nurse in various hospitals & camps during the Civil War. Her account captures in detail all the Horrors of war, as well as giving early expression to women's rights issues. Spine cocked, but tight; corners bumped with heavy wear; moderate wear to spine extremes & other edges; 1/4' x 5/8' wound in the cloth on the back cover; spine gilt slightly dulled; light foxing on front & rear endpapers, front flyleaf, frontispiece & tissue o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. See PHOTO. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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2 Commager, Henry Steele. THE BLUE AND THE GRAY. (Two Volume Set).
Bobbs-Merrill [Indianapolis]. No date. (1950). Hard Cover 
2 volumes. 1201 pp. Tall 8vo. Gray cloth with title gilt-lettered & author silver-lettered on spines. Top of the spines have a blue panel with 2 silver stars above a pair of crossed swords. Top edges red. Endpapers illustrated by Edwin Forbes. VOLUME 1: Frontispiece + 27 other b/w plates. 12 maps. The blue panel on the spine is worn exposing the cloth beneath on the extreme left edge & dulling the color over the remainder; the area on the front cover adjacent to the panel has a 1/4' wide area of wear exposing the cloth beneath, & lighter wear gradually subsiding over an area an inch or so into the front cover o/w Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects. VOLUME 2: Frontispiece + 22 other b/w plates with 37 illustrations. 13 maps. Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects. No slipcase. This set will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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3 Headley, J. T. THE GREAT REBELLION: A History of the Civil War in the United States (2 Volumes).
Hurlbut, Williams & Co. & American Publishing Co. [Hartford,CT]. 1863/(1862) & 1866/(1866). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 506, [2, ads]pp. /702pp. Tall 8vo. Full black leather with the covers of both volumes blindstamped with an ornate frame. Volume 1, but not Volume 2, has a gilt-stamped decoration in the center of the front cover consisting of many military scenes amid patriotic symbols & themes. The spines of both volumes are gilt-decorated with floral vines surrounding an upper cartouche with the short-title, author & volume number in gilt and a lower cartouche featuring the goddess Liberty bearing a flag, an eagle & the U.S. Capitol. All edges marbled. VOLUME I: (Hurlbut, Williams & Co.) has a vignette on the title page, frontispiece & 13 other tissue-guarded steel-engraved plates, The leather is cracked here & there along both exterior joints, but does not affect the inner hinges which, along with the spine, are as tight as new; the bottom edge of the spine shows a little chipping to the leather finish; the back cover has a rubbed area about 1 1/4' along the bottom edge; the front cover has a rubbed spot about 3/16' x 3/16' on the bottom edge; endpapers are tanned; scattered foxing on the initial pages, frontispiece & title pages, and thereafter occasional spots except for several plates & their tissue-guards which have foxing spots which do not seriously affect the quality of the plates; o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. VOLUME II: (American Publishing Co.) has a frontispiece & 11 other tissue-guarded steel-engraved plates. 1/2' crack in the leather at the bottom of the front exterior joint; a little wear at the top of the spine; occasional spots of foxing & a few lightly tanned pages throughout with the same condition of the plates as in the first volume o/w Very Good. The gilt on both volumes is bright. SEE SCAN. This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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4 Lane, Bessie Mell [Editor]. DEAR BET: the Carter Letters 1861-1863.
Self Published [Clemson, SC]. No date. (1978). First Edition Soft Cover 
Complete title: DEAR BET: the Carter Letters 1861-1863, the Letters of Lieutenant Sidney Carter Company A, 14th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Gregg's-McGowan's Brigade, CSA to Ellen Timmons Carter. 1st printing. [i-xii], xiii-xxv, [xxvi], 165pp. 8vo. Tan wraps illustrated with a portrait of Ellen Timmons Carter on the front cover & dark brown-lettered front cover & spine. Foreword by Horace Fraser Rudisill. Includes Notes, Appendix, Personae, References, and Index of Names. Map & 15 illustrations. Editor's signature on title page & For ..?.. & ..?.. Coleb, with love on front free endpaper by a hand different than the editor's. Sheet Announcing Publication laid in. Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of use with no significant defects. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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