PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN TEN VOLUMES

PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN TEN VOLUMES

(New York: The Review of Reviews, 1911).

AN UNSURPASSED COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, INCLUDING MANY FROM MATHEW BRADY. This collection was arranged for the Semi-Centennial of the war but remains to this day the DEFINITIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY OF THE CIVIL WAR.
There are thousands of photographs here, all are contemporary and many are by noted war photographers who risked their lives to capture these compelling images in dangerous surroundings using bulky primitive photographic equipment.
The informative and often lively text accompanying the photographs was supplied by 39 contributors including many participants and observers of the scenes themselves. They include President William Taft and a number of veteran officers from both sides of the conflict. Item #26211

10 volumes. First Edition. With a stunning collection of thousands of images photographed from 1861 to 1865. Also with pictorial borders on many of the text pages, and a few maps, title pages printed in black, red and blue with pictorial frame featuring American and Confederate flags. 4to, publisher’s original bright blue cloth embossed on the upper covers with crossed flags, the spines lettered in gilt and with gilt sword and laurel decorations, illustrated endpapers featuring portraits of Lee and Grant or Lincoln and Davis, t.e.g. A bright and handsome set, fine internally, with just a bit of minor wear or mellowing to the extremities and edges of the cloth.

Price: $1,500.00