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Books Relating to the Southern Confederacy

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6675 . Affleck, C[harles]. J. and B[enjamin]. M. Douglas. Confederate Bonds and Certificates: A listing with a description of the Confederate States of America Bonds and Certificates, showing the degree of Rarity and Price .
Click for larger image(Boyce, VA): (Carr Publishing Co., Inc.), (1960); First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , [iv], 38 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Uncommon early booklet in the field of collectable Confederate financial papers, compiled by two well known collectors. This copy SIGNED by co-author Douglas on front cover. Grey covers with dark blue lettering and Confederate flag illustration to front cover, saddle-stapled binding. A few minor edge wrinkles and a bit of edge fading to covers.  

Book #6675
$30.00    order or inquire US Civil War Ephemera debt instruments Loans Bonds collectible paper Engraving Richmond, Virginia Confederacy Finance

2691 . Bridges, Hal. Lee's Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill .
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1961; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , Map drawings , xii, 323 pages. Condition: Very good in a good+ dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     An enlightening and scholarly study of one of the South's most outspoken and fiery commanders. Hill was not afraid to criticize what he viewed as Confederate blunders, and at times clashed openly with the likes of Lee, Braxton Bragg, and even Jefferson Davis. Bridges gives a clear, if sympathetic portrait of Hill. Brick red paper over boards with dark brown paper spine, gilt and red spine stamping. Some foxing to top edge of textblock. Jacket has some scattered foxing and staining, shallow edge chipping at head and heel of spine, and a closed edge tears. Still an attractive copy. Includes a good bibliography. EICHER #237, DORNBUSCH vol. II, #2791.  

Book #2691
$35.00    order or inquire US CIVIL WAR American civil war Confederacy Southern Robert E. Lee Commanders VIRGINIA Biography

8475 . Davis, Nicholas A. The Campaign from Texas to Maryland with the Battle of Fredericksburg .
Click for larger imageAustin: Steck Company, 1961; Facsimile reprint. Octavo, Full cloth , color plates, black & white portraits , [xviii], 168 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Mylar jacket.
     Reverend Davis was the Presbyterian Chaplain of the 4th Regiment of John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade. This is an exact facsimile reproduction of the original 1863 Richmond edition augmented with a special publisher's Preface and five original watercolor plates prepared especially for this edition by Elizabeth Rice Bauknight. These color paintings depict the appearance of typical soldiers in the 4th Texas Regiment of Hood's Brigade. This unit fought at Williamsburg, Gaines' Farm, Malvern Hill, Manassas, Antietam, etc. An important Confederate narrative which contains personal comments on almost all aspects of the war. Includes the muster roll and list of casualties for the regiment. See DORNBUSCH Vol. II, #1081; NEVINS et al, CWB Vol. I, p. 79; HOWES #D127, etc. Bound in tan cloth over boards with black titles and ornamental borders to spine and upper board. There is a 1 1/2" check mark in ballpoint pen at top fore corner of front free endpaper and a few light extremity rubs to cloth. A Mylar cover protects the book. Slipcase has moderate wear and soil.  

Book #8475
$35.00    order or inquire US Civil War Maryland Texas John Bell Hood Hood's Brigade Sharpsburg Soldiers chaplains Confederacy

1331 . Dew, Charles B. Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge .
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1994; Book Club edition. Octavo, Hardcover , b&w photographs , xviii, 429 pp.. Condition: Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Rich and detailed look at American slavery through extensive records maintained by Buffalo Forge in Virginia. The forge produced much of the iron used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. One light scratch to front panel of jacket, about 2" long. Prior owner name at top fore corner of front free endpaper.  

Book #1331
$9.00    order or inquire Slavery Civil War African American Virginia Ironwork

9075 . [Dooley, John Edward (1842-1873)] Edited by Joseph T[homas]. Durkin, Foreword by Douglas Southall Freeman. John Dooley, Confederate Soldier: His War Journal .
Click for larger image[Georgetown]: Georgetown University Press, 1945; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black & white plates , xxvi, 244 pages. Condition: Very good, ex library. No dust jacket.
     Dooley was a cultured young Richmond soldier of the First Virginia Infantry, Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division, First Corps Army of Northern Virginia. His combat diary begins after Cedar Mountain in 1862 and ends with Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg where he was wounded and captured. The rest of his diary covers his year and a half as a prisoner of war. Many insights on life in Lee's army. EICHER #207; DORNBUSCH Vol. II, #1309; NEVINS, CWB Vol. I, p. 82. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, endpaper maps. Private library stamp and pencil erasure on title page, catalogue number at heel of spine, otherwise clean and sound.  

Book #9075
$35.00    order or inquire US Civil War Diaries narratives Gettysburg Pickett'S Charge Soldiers Prisoners Of War Kemper's Brigade army of Northern Virginia

10934 . Heyward, Pauline DeCaradeuc (1843-1914); Edited by Mary D. Robertson. A Confederate Lady Comes of Age: The Journal of Pauline DeCaradeuc Heyward, 1863-1888 (Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South Series) .
(Columbia, SC): University of South Carolina Press, (1992); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black and white photographs , xxiv, 160 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Born into an affluent French-Catholic family in South Carolina, Pauline DeCaradeuc was 19 when she began her diary in 1863. This fascinating document records a vivid and moving account of life in the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Good bibliography. Bound in gray paper over boards with spine titled in silver foil. Minor bump to lower fore corner of upper board. Jacket has a closed .75" edge tear at top of upper joint fold.  

Book #10934
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9457 . Miers, Earl Schenck. Robert E. Lee: A Great Life in Brief .
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956; First printing. Duodecimo, Full cloth , Map drawing , [xii], 203, ix pages. Condition: Very good in a good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Good biography of the South's greatest general. Miers packs a lot into this short work. NEVINS et al, vol II, page 76. Bound in gray cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, upper board titled in blind. Prior owner name at top fore corner of front free endpaper. Minor extremity rubs. Jacket has rubs and small chips along front fore edge fold, a 1" triangular chip at top edge of front panel, other minor edge rubs and wear.  

Book #9457
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10909 . Nichols, James L. General Fitzhugh Lee: A Biography (The Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders Series) .
Click for larger image(Lynchburg): (H. E. Howard, Inc.), (1989); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographs , [viii], 244 pages. Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Biography of the nephew of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Fitzhugh Lee achieved the rank of major general in both the Confederate and United States armies, was elected governor of Virginia, and served as Consul General in Cuba prior to the Spanish American War. This is copy #110 of 1000, signed by the author. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board stamped in gilt. Prior owner inscription on front free endpaper, shallow bumps to spine ends. Jacket has surface wrinkles and rubs with some minor dampstaining.  

Book #10909
$30.00    order or inquire US Civil War Confederacy Robert E. Lee Signed By Author Spanish American Cuba Virginia Biography Military Leaders

501 . O'Brien, Gail Williams. The Legal Fraternity and the Making of a New South Community, 1848-1882 .
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1986; First Edition. Octavo, Full cloth , Tables , 231 pages. Condition: Fine in a fine jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Book examines the Civil War's impact on 19th century leadership patterns in the South, and demonstrates that the Union victory did not dramatically alter the existing power structure. Those changes that did occur were closely tied to the rise in influence of attorneys who, beginning with antebellum debates over states' rights and other constitutional issues, assumed a far greater role in the region's political life. No significant wear to book or jacket.  

Book #501
$15.00    order or inquire lawyers south civil war antebellum attorneys legal constitution politics southern

7038 . Patrick, Rembert W[allace]. The Fall of Richmond [part of Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History] .
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1960); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, maps, illus. , x, 144 pages. Condition: Very good. No dust jacket.
     A well researched analysis of the events in the Confederate capital just before, during, and after its capture by the Union Army. Explores the question of whether the Confederate leadership failed to anticipate the defeat or to develop plans for continued resistance from some other city. DORNBUSCH Vol. III, #1888; NEVINS, CWB Vol. I, p. 40. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Bumps to lower fore corners, shallow wrinkles to spine ends. Prior owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Fully indexed.  

Book #7038
$25.00    order or inquire US Civil War Confederacy Richmond, Virginia Jefferson Davis Fall of Richmond April 1865 Confederate

8476 . Taylor, Walter H[erron]. (1838-1916). General Lee: His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865, with Personal Reminiscences .
Click for larger imageNorfolk: Nusbaum Book and News Company, (1906); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Fold-out colored maps , x, 314 pages. Condition: Good.
     Taylor served Lee as Adjutant-General of the Army of Northern Virginia throughout the war, giving him an exceptional vantage point for the events, actions, and personalities he records here. Valuable information on the personal traits of Robert E. Lee, Taylor himself, and important descriptions of the Peninsular campaign, Second Manassas, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the 1864 Virginia campaigns. Superior to Taylor's earlier "Four Years with General Lee" published in 1877 because it contains more detail and personal recollections. Ref. EICHER #323; NEVINS, CWB p. 167; HOWES #T75; DORNBUSCH, Vol. II #2963; etc. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Spine is sun-faded, top fore corner of upper board is bumped to a depth of about 1" resulting in some rippling to about the first 50 pages. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, dark stain across upper board, a couple of dampstains to rear pastedown. Hinges remain sound and the 9 folding maps are in excellent condition, free of tears.  

Book #8476
$175.00    order or inquire US Civil War Robert E. Lee Confederacy Army of Northern Virginia Soldiers Battlefields battle maps Gettysburg Chancellorsville

10935 . Wiley, Bell Irvin. Confederate Women (Contributions in American History, Number 38) .
Westport: Greenwood Press, (1975). Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographs , xiv, 204 pages. Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Revealing portrait of Southern women aided by their own letters and diaries. Wiley argues that the Civil War was, for the Confederacy, a women's war and that these ladies were anything but the clinging vines often portrayed in romantic literature. They were ardent secessionists, were indefatigable in running the farms, families, and infirmaries in their men's absence, and earned the first measured gains in equality for women. Bound in orange cloth over boards spine titled in black. Minor edge wear to jacket, with a 2" tear at lower fore corner of front panel which has been taped from behind by prior owner.  

Book #10935
$15.00    order or inquire Confederacy Womens Studies Womens Rights Plantations Confederate States Southern Culture Secession Southerners

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