SHERIDAN

(Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931).

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND LIMITED OF THIS fine remembrance of the Civil War. Hergesheimer was famous for not only his novels but such creative belles-lettres as this one. He wrote of another..."here is a book of swords, now wholly discarded, and of old-fashioned dark roses----vanished objects and flowers we both regard with an especial deeply personal regret. Well, they have existed for us only in imagination;...and so we must write books, we must publish books and read them, in order to return, and only for a little while, to... the past."
General Sheridan was a West Point cadet, cavalry commander, American military observer to the Franco-Prussian War, a stand alone and famous hero of the American Civil War. Hergesheimer's fine biography is a beautifully penned history of Sheridan's life experiences and times. Item #30594

First Edition, one of only 350 copies SIGNED by the author and offered for sale. 8vo, publisher's original three-quarter blue calf over white cloth, the spine with gold lettering label decorated with crossed swords, and with the original glassine jacket issued to protect the book, still housed in the original publisher's protective box.. [iv], [382] pp. A fine copy with a bit of mellowing or age evidence to the edges, the rare glassine jacket with a bit of chipping at the edges, but still whole and complete.

Price: $325.00