Frazar Kirkland THE PICTORIAL BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND INCIDENTS OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1866 Antique Decorative Gilt Illustrated Plates Hand-Colored Faux Title US Civil War Politics Army Navy Gunboat Military Sanitary Romantic Domestic Women Assassination Abraham Lincoln Battles Vessels Officers
Title: The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion, Civil, Military, Naval and Domestic; Embracing the Most Brilliant and Remarkable Anecdotical Events of the Great Conflict in the United States: Heroic, Patriotic, Political, Romantic, Humorous and Tragical, from the Time of the Memorable Toast of Andrew Jackson--"The Federal Union; It Must Be Preserved!" Uttered in 1830, in Presence of the Original Secession Conspirators, to the Assassination of President Lincoln, and the End of the War. With Famous Words and Deeds of Woman, Sanitary and Hospital Scenes, Prison Experiences, andc.
Author: Frazar Kirkland - "Author of the 'Cyclopedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes,' etc."
Publisher: Hartford Publishing Co.
City: Hartford, Conn.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 705 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This antique volume on the Civil War is bound in green publisher's cloth-covered boards featuring a gilt debossed American coat of arms and military weaponry. The work features a hand colored faux title page with the title "The Book of Anecdotes of the War of the Rebellion." The work is profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates as well as in-text illustrations.
â€œIt is safe to assume that no familyâ€”-no intelligent man, or woman, indeed,--in the sisterhood of States composing our common country, will be willing to forego the possession of some portraiture of the more lively or personal sayings and doings which crowded themselves with such rapidity into each succeeding day of the Great Four Yearsâ€™ War: and, to supply that want, in the most fit and attractive form, this volume has been prepared, and is ow offered,--in confident assurance of its value and popular reception,--to the American People.â€ (From the Preface)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well, with some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, with mild soiling to the boards. The spine exhibits minor loss to the head and foot. The hinges are cracked, however the binding is sound. Text and illustrations are clear and legible through mild/moderate age toning/foxing.
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