McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY. The War for the Union, The Soldiers Who Fought It, The Civilians Who Directed It,and His Relations to It and to Them

(New York: Charles L. Webster, 1887).

FIRST EDITION AND A BRIGHT AND VERY PLEASING COPY OF THIS SCARCE DELUXE ISSUE OF MCCLELLAN'S OWN STORY IN THE GREAT WAR "SHOULDER STRAP" SERIES, which also includes the PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT. Collectable copies of these books are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain and this one especially in the deluxe binding format.
In the earliest days of the war McClellan was assigned to command the Division of the Potomac and established the defenses of Washington. Much of the early direction of the Union force was established by him. He was one of the first to recognize that the Confederacy was an effective and organized power, not just a mob of rabble-rousers.
“This volume includes a biographical sketch of the author by W.C. Prime, a treatise on the causes of the war, a discussion of the early months of chaotic activity, a selection of letters to his wife, and a narrative of McClellan’s part in the war from the summer of 1861 through his removal after Antietam.”. Item #31047

First edition. Scarce Deluxe Issue in the Publisher's Fine Morocco Binding. With 14 illustrations including a steel engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo, publisher’s original half-morocco over cloth covered boards, gilt lettered on the spine between raised bands, one compartmet with "Shoulder Strap" showing the general's stars emblem, and with gilt decorations within gilt panels in the other compartments, the front cover gilt lettered and decorated with emblem in gilt and red. ix, 678. Index pp. An especially pleasing copy of a book rarely found in acceptable condition, the text is completely free of the common foxing and is very clean with just a bit of minor toning, the binding is rich and dark with bright gilt and decoration, the hinges are tight and strong. An excellent set.

Price: $950.00