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Alabama Raider - A Story of a Confederate Warship, Anderson, Betty Baxter
1 Alabama Raider - A Story of a Confederate Warship
Anderson, Betty Baxter
Philadelphia / Toronto John C. Winston 1957 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Harve Stein, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean light gray cloth boards with crisp red lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Harve Stein. 115 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has small chip at top left corner of front panel, slight price sticker residue at base corner of rear panel. Author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True story based on historical facts of how the confederate warship ALABAMA attacked one Union merchantman after another for nearly two years until almost one-half of the Union Fleet had been destroyed. 026888

Price: 20.00 USD
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From the Alec Thomas Archives: Gone for a Soldier- The Civil War Memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard, Bellard, Alfred (David Herbert Donald, editor)
2 From the Alec Thomas Archives: Gone for a Soldier- The Civil War Memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard
Bellard, Alfred (David Herbert Donald, editor)
Boston Little, Brown Company 1975 0316088331 / 9780316088336 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated in color and black and white with the sketches of Private Alfred Bellard. 298 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very short closed edge tear at flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most remarkable Civil War records ever discovered--a memoir of the war written by an obscure private soldier, illustrated with original pencil sketches and wash drawings by its author. An unparallelled firsthand account of what it was like to be a private soldier in the Union army. 027016

Price: 25.00 USD
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Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story, Blocher, David
3 Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story
Blocher, David
Gettysburg, PA Blocher's 1930 Revised Edition soft cover Near Fine 
Revised Edition (Twenty-second Edition). Very clean brown wraps with silk rope binding intact. Illustrated cover. No chipping or creasing; a few tiny closed edge tears. Oblong book (12" x 9-1/4"). Clean "spider-web" tissue guard at front and rear. 68 pages, illustrated with large black and white photographs. Information on the Gettysburg National Park, map of the Park, history of the battle, monuments, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on back of rear panel. 021215

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The Red Badge of Courage, Crane, Stephen
4 The Red Badge of Courage
Crane, Stephen
New York Modern Library 1951 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 130 in clean illustrated dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8; Toledano number 130.4 (1951 edition with Stallman introduction). Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper text block page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Wooster Stallman. 267 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), slight wear at folds, upper and lower spine edge. 405 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025886

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Clansman, Dixon, Thomas Jr.
5 The Clansman
Dixon, Thomas Jr.
New York Triangle Books 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Triangle Books Edition in illustrated dust jacket. The book from which the great movie, BIRTH OF A NATION, was made. Clean turquoise cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly tanned). Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket has small surface scrape at lower left corner of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A reprint edition of one of the best-selling historical novels of all time. An historical romance laid in the South during the days just after the Civil War. Just as Gone With the Wind tells the story of the South during the Civil War, so this famous novel tells the story of the South in the terrifying days of the Reconstruction Era. 027018

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The Raid - A Biography of Harpers Ferry, Greene, Laurence
6 The Raid - A Biography of Harpers Ferry
Greene, Laurence
New York Henry Holt 1953 First Hardcover Very Good + good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with orange and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 246 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has edge wear, corner chips, and some yellowed clear reinforcement tape at top and bottom spine edges and for a a short ways along bottom front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a decisive moment in American history, seen by the victims of John Brown's raiders at Harpers Ferry. 020686

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Long Roll, Johnston, Mary
7 The Long Roll
Johnston, Mary
New York A. L. Burt 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - A. L. Burt edition. Clean gray-beige ribbed cloth boards with blue-black decoration on cover and spine, stamped white lettering on cover and spine. All lettering and decoration unchipped, book is clean, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Four illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. 683 pages. 025693

Price: 12.00 USD
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Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee (by his son, Captain Robert E. Lee), Lee, Captain Robert E.
8 Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee (by his son, Captain Robert E. Lee)
Lee, Captain Robert E.
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing (Star Books) 1924 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Reprint edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with pale blue lettering on spine. Very slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Appendix of Unpublished Letters Edited by William Taylor Thom. Introduction by Gamaliel Bradford. Illustrated with black and white plates. 471 pages with index + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket has small chips at top spine edge, several closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024975

Price: 14.00 USD
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Gone With the Wind, Mitchell, Margaret
9 Gone With the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret
New York Macmillan 1936 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing ("Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1936.") in clean unclipped second state dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Tiny, pinpoint spots of wear at spine corners. Slightest hint of darkening at lower front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 1037 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), Tiniest bit of wear at spine corners, tips. Gone With the Wind appears in first column of novels on rear panel, signifying second state dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful, collectible quality first edition of this timeless and iconic novel - one of the best copies we've seen. 026249

Price: 4800.00 USD
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The Littlest Rebel, Peple, Edward
10 The Littlest Rebel
Peple, Edward
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1914 Photo-Drama Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photo-Drama edition, illustrated with scenes from the film, in color illustrated jacket (photo-drama scene). Clean beige cloth boards with gray lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and date (1914) neatly penned at top of front paste-down. Small chip at top margin of foreword page (size of small fingernail). Jacket has very small corner chips (top spine corners, smaller than a pea, smaller at corner tips. A few very short closed edge tears. A few tiny water spots to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating story of the South in war times, the poverty-stricken south and their refusal to be conquered by adversity. 019233

Price: 45.00 USD
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Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey, Sneden, Private Robert Knox
11 Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey
Sneden, Private Robert Knox
New York Free Press 2000 0684863650 / 9780684863658 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean second printing in unchipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Written and illustrated by Private Robert Knox Sneden. Edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford. 329 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most important Civil War documents to be published since Ulysses S. Grant's "Personal Memoirs". Four tattered scrapbooks found in a Connecticut bank vault in 1994 yielded a treasure trove of more than 500 watercolors that vividly depect America's great nationa drama. These scrapbooks--plus a 5,000 page illustrated memoir that came to light later--are the life's achievement of a long-forgotten Union private and mapmaker named Robert Knox Sneden. 024490

Price: 15.00 USD
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First Blood - The Story of Fort Sumter, Swanberg, W. A.
12 First Blood - The Story of Fort Sumter
Swanberg, W. A.
London Longmans 1960 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Some faint spotting to endpapers and page edges, no names, writing or marks. 373 pp. with index. Illustrated with maps, black and white plates. Dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped, no tears; hint of light soiling to edges of rear panel, very slight age toning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020974

Price: 15.00 USD
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Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War, Turner, George Edgar
13 Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War
Turner, George Edgar
Lincoln, Nebraska Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press 1992 0803294239 / 9780803294233 First Paperback Fine 
First published in 1953 by Bobbs Merrill, this is the first printing of the Bison Books Edition. Very clean trade paperback. No creasing, chipping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Gary Gallagher. Maps by George Richard Turner. 419 pages with index. 027660

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