Addresses - Drinking Usages. [Civil War & Temperence].
Boston: Massachusetts Temperance Society, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Rev. B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) DeCosta was a noted NE minister, abolitionist and temperance supporter. Laid in letter and signed personal card. Letter on Union letterhead [color top-piece with flags, eagle, "UNION" and a banner reading "Constitution of the United States of America")... Item #6255
Hardtack and Coffee or An Unwritten Story of Army Life.
Boston: Hard Tack Publishing Co, 1901 . Early Reprint. Hardcover. "The best source on the army life and feeling of a Federal soldier; this delightfully written and humorously illustrated (C.W. Reed) work has rightfully become a classic." (Nevins, Vo 1, 59p). A very handsome copy, one of the brightest we've... Item #5579
Chicago, IL: H.W. Bolton, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Author tells of the 16th Maine Volunteers. A handsome copy. Light shelf/edge wear (focused at head and tail), ownership signature at front pastedown, else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, brown cloth spine, blue cloth boards, silver gilt lettering, silver gilt and red... Item #5558
London: W.H. Allen, 1876 . Second Printing. Hardcover. Scarce in any edition. Overall, a very presentable copy of this significant record. Light shelf/edge wear, rear joint starting, moisture stain at fore-edge of both boards, light fraying at head and tail, toning at spine, light foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright... Item #5721
Thomas Hamlin Hubbard:. Bvt. Brigadier General U.S. Vols.
Portland, ME: 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Seldom found in DJ (as it is unprinted). A very handsome copy. Minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows small chip at head and tail, else clean. Navy cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind decorative elements, frontispiece. 8vo. 66pp. Illus. (b/w... Item #5570
New York: Morrow, 1959. Second Printing. Hardcover. A comprehensive and definitive biography of Jackson, well written and based upon careful use of the whole array of source material. (Nevins, Vol 2, 44p). A handsome set. Minor shelf/edge wear, several small light spots at spine, hint of sun at spine, very... Item #5590
A Memorial of Alfred B. Soule:. Late Major of the Twenty Third Regiment Maine Volunteers.
Salem, MA: Geo. W. Pease & Co. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Frontispiece is tipped-in cdv of the Major. Uncommon in any condition, very scarce as here. A very handsome copy. Minor shelf/edge wear, hint of foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind... Item #5566
Recollections of a Rebel Surgeon (and other Scetches) or In the Doctor's Sappy Days.
Austin, TX: Van Boeckmann, Schutze & Co. 1899. First Edition/Rebound. Hardcover. Appears to be mid-20th century rebinding, conserving spine and front of original cloth. "Composed in the man of recorded conversations long after the war with an army doctor, the text is rambling, flippant and strong suspect" (renowned book dealer... Item #5563
New York: E. B. Treat, 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. "Another of those emotional presentations by a volunteer female nurse in the field" (Nevins, Vol. 1, 105). This mildly misogynist review notwithstanding, a very handsome copy of this minor classic. Light shelf/edge wear, touch of fraying at head and tail, ownership... Item #5550
Nurse and Spy in the Union Army:. Comprising the Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battle-Fields.
Hartford, CT: W. S. Williams & Co. 1865. Second Edition. Hardcover. First edition was published in 1864 (Boston) under the title "The Female Spy of the Union Army". Noted flaws notwithstanding, a very presentable copy of this minor classic. Light shelf/edge wear, light fraying at head and tail, spine appears... Item #5577
The Rebellion in the United States; or, The War of 1861; Being a Complete History of Its Rise and Progress:. Commencing with the Presidential Election, containing an account of the Movement of Troops; Description of Battles; List of Killed and Wounded; Burning of Bridges; Burial of Soldiers; Patriotic Speeches; and other Incidents of Interest Connected with the Rebellion. Taken from government documents and other reliable sources.
Hartford, CT/Cambridge: Mrs. J. Blankeslee Frost/University Press, 1862. Second Edition. Hardcover. Frost published a second volume in 1863 covering 1862. Light shelf/edge wear, light fraying at head, moisture stain to small areas of both boards near top, minor tidemarks at rear of textblock, minor toning of gilt, else tight and... Item #5737
Recollections of a Private:. A Story of the Army of the Potomac.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. A very handsome copy of this minor classic. Very minor shelf/edge wear, barest hint of fraying at tail, else tight, bright and unmarred. Navy cloth beveled boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, black ink lettering, wallpaper endpages, frontispiece, tissueguards... Item #5583
History of the First, Tenth, Twenty-Ninth Maine Regiment.
Portland, ME: Stephen Berry, 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. Widely considered one of the best overviews of Maine's regimental histories. Overall, a rather handsome copy in original boards. Light shelf/edge wear, front hinge split (cords tight) and reinforced at the joint with book tape, small partial split at rear hinge, light... Item #5551
Stonewall Jackson:. New Impression [Complete in Two Volumes].
London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1932. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Overall, a very presentable set. Light shelf/edge wear, light sunning at spine, light rubbing at tails, several very small dark stains at spine of Vol. 1, two small moisture stains at front board of Vol. 2; discrete ownership mark ffep(s)... Item #5588
Augusta, ME: Burleigh & Flynt, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Author was part of the 23rd ME Reg and 7th ME Battery and also wrote several town histories. (Nevins, V. 1, 119. Nicholson, 462. Not in Howes) A very handsome copy. Minimal shelf/edge wear, very subtle moisture stain at front board... Item #5565
New York: A. R. Hart & Company, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Light shelf/edge wear, dampstain show at top front board and includes first few pages (through the copyright page), small split near head at front, rear joint split (but cords tight), dampstain at spine, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full... Item #5732
Meade's Headquarters 1863-1865:. Letters of Colonel Theodore Lyman from the Wilderness to Appomattox.
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. "The poignant and constantly quoted letters of a volunteer aide" necessary for any study of the Army of the Potomac in the last eighteen montsh of the war." (Nevins Vol. 1, 123). A notation in Amos Tuck French's hand reads, "Theodore Lyman... Item #5580
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... Item #5545
Roster and Statistical Record of Company D:. of the Eleventh Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers, With a Sketch of Its Services in the War of the Rebellion.
New York: Press of Thomas Humphrey, 1890. First Edition. Original Wraps. Embodies a history of the company, roster and statistical record of the company (formed in 1861). This unit fought at Appomattox, Bermuda Hundred, Chapin's Farm, Deep Bottom, Fernandina Florida, Harrisons's Landing, Morris Island, Peninsula Campaign, Petersburg Campaign, and Yorktown... Item #3547
Stinson Memorial - Alonzo Palmer Stinson:. The First Portland Soldier Who Fell in Battle During the Civil War - Exercises at the Dedication of the Memorial to His Memory Erected by His Comrades of Company H Fifth Maine Volunteer Infantry - Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
Portland, ME: LeFavor-Tower Company, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. A. P. Stinson was the first Portland, ME soldier killed in action during the Civil War. Also issued in a wraps edition, which it itself, very scarce. This hardbound edition, printed on heavy stock paper and richly illustrated, is quite rare and... Item #5548
The Campaigns of the First Maine and First District of Columbia Cavalry.
Portland, ME: Bailey & Noyes, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Noted flaws notwithstanding, overall this is a handsome copy of a genuinely scarce volume. Light shelf/edge wear, Minor fraying at head, small closed tear at head, light toning at spine, closed split at front joint, lower corner of rfep missing (clearly... Item #5561
Women of the War:. Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice.
Hartford, CT: S. S. Scanton, 1866/1867. First Edition. Hardcover. Short essays on 37 different women who played various interesting roles during the Civil War. Light shelf/edge wear, several small bubbles in the cloth, touch of fraying at head, touch of foxing (generally related to tissueguards), else tight, bright and unmarred... Item #5578
New York: Privately Printed, 1891. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Inscribed by Henry Knight to Col. E.H. Baker. Embodies a speech given at Amo, ID, May 30, 1890. A handsome copy of this rather scarce volume. Minor shelf/edge wear, small closed tear at title page, inscribed on presentation page, hint of... Item #5576
New York: David McKay, 1974. Second Printing. Hardcover. Author's second novel and first success, the surprise winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the movie Gettysburg. Overall, a handsome copy of this emerging classic. Very minimal shelf wear, bur on ffep where small plate was removed, else tight, bright... Item #3878
The First Maine Heavy Artillery 1862-1865:. A History of Its Part and Place in the War for the Union, With an Outline of Causes of War and Its Results To Our Country.
Portland, ME: 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Jonathan Prince Cilley was born in 1835 in Thomaston, ME. His father, Jonathan Cilley, was a Maine Representative when, on February 24, 1838, he was shot dead in a duel at the infamous Bladensburg, Maryland dueling grounds. This duel triggered the official (though not... Item #3554