Volume 1 was copyrighted in 1862 and published in 1863, well before the war ended, less than half way through it. This covers both early national political and military life and history. INCLUDES ALL THE EARLY BATTLES, BOTH EASTERN & WESTERN THEATRES, as summarized in the detailed chapter descriptions.
Volume 2 was copyrighted in 1863 and published in 1866. The set includes 21 chapters in volume 1 and 47 chapters in volume 2.Both volumes include loads of woodcut illustrations and maps as shown. This is extremely early for a history book, PUBLISHED RIGHT WHEN THINGS WERE HAPPENING. What could be more accurate and timely than that and WITH THE BEST, MOST ACCURATE PERSPECTIVE. Volume 1 contains 507 pages and volume 2 contains 629 pages.
Loaded with great information and descriptions from the Civil War with a great variety of military exploits on the subject, as outlined on the Table of Contents (attached). Information is presented in a great and interesting text. This is a very unusual, HUGE, AND VERY EARLY book on a fascinating subject, and it is loaded with a great deal of fascinating early information. IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT REFERENCE BOOK OR JUST GREAT READING. Lots of details on a variety of military and battle details AS THEY HAPPENED.
Has a classy early cover and binding. One cover is slightly loose, but the other binding is tight and pages are excellent for the age. This is the best looking set I have seen.
Usually they have loose bindings and missing/broken covers. " x 10" x2 thick each. THIS WAS (AND IS) A VERY IMPORTANT ORIGINAL BOOK ON A VERY INTERESTING HISTORICAL SUBJECT, AND CONSIDERED THE BEST CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR THAT EXISTS. A VERY HARD TO FIND EARLY, HISTORY BOOK. Would make a great gift for the collector or historian in your family, especially Civil War military enthusiasts or simply US history enthusiasts.
The few attached scans and the limited space for description will not do this justice, but hopefully it will provide an indication. I can assure you that you will be pleased with the rarity and detailed contemporary period content in it! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Books".
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