Headley, J. T.
Title THE GREAT REBELLION: A History of the Civil War in the United States (2 Volumes).
Binding Hard Cover
Edition First Edition
Publisher Hurlbut, Williams & Co. & American Publishing Co. [Hartford,CT]. 1863/(1862) & 1866/(1866).
Seller ID 03-0008
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.