Maine Commandery; Military Order of the Loyal Legion.
War Papers:. Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States [Complete in Four Volumes].
Portland, ME: Lefavor-Tower Co. 1898-1915. First Editions. Hardcover. Arguably the more important collection of Maine related Civil War papers. Includes, several essays from Joshua Chamberlain, the capture of Mobile, AL and Richmond, VA, an essay on "Colored Troops", the "Attitude of Women" about the war, etc. Uncommon to find as a complete set (and this one was clearly "built"). Volume Four bears a presentation inscription to the Paris Hill Library [N.B. there are no library markings] from Henry W. Lyon, "The first paper, Hamlin Centennial Celabration, will interest all citizens of Paris Hill." Overall, a handsome set. Near Fine to Very Good [Textblocks Fine]. No DJ. Item #5545 Light shelf/edge wear, tips of Vol. 3 gently bumped, spine of Vol. 3 shows light toning, Vol. 3 shows lightening at front lower corner, Vol. 4 shows lightening spot near tail, presentation inscription at fep of Vol. 4, bookplate lifted from Vol. 4, else tight, bright and unmarred. Navy boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, teg. 352pp plus errata; 349pp; 357pp; and 344pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index.