Mcclellan's Own Story 1887 1st Ed Estate Descendant Of General William Seward
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Mcclellan's Own Story 1887 1st Ed Estate Descendant Of General William Seward:
McClellan's Own Story by George B McClellan 1887 1st EdCharles Webster & Co New YorkFrom Estate of Descendant of General William SewardAntique Civil War Book Item Description
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Here is a nice first edition book about the Civil War from the perspective of General George McClellan for your buying consideration. What makes this book even more interesting is that it once was in the library of Brigadier General William Seward Jr. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself!
Very nice 1st Edition of this Civil War book. The book is entitled, "McClellan's Own Story, The War for the Union".The book was published by Charles Webster & Co of New York in 1887. The book is a first edition. McClellan worked on the book for years, and he passed before it was published. His widow got his book printed.
This book was originally owned by Brigadier General William Seward Jr., whom had various NY Regiment commands and was in command of the 3rd Division for about a week in 1865 during the American Civil War. Probably best remembered for being part of the troops with Phil Sheridan that destroyed Jubal Early's division in 1864.
General Seward's father was the Governor of New York, a, US Senator, and then Secretary of State to President Lincoln. The General's father was one of the targets of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, whom attempted to knife him to death, the night Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater.
We acquired many of General Seward's Civil War library from the estate of a descendant that we will be selling separately in our online stores over the next few weeks. There are about 12 books in total. Those listings titles and listing numbers will be noted here when made available. Some of the Civil War books have his signature penciled in them by General Seward, others have letters, or some have nothing at all in them.
This book does not come to the market very often. Then this one may have been owned by another famous NY Union General. It is one of only a few of the first edition versions that we could find online.
Very desirable copy of this classic Civil War book issuance. The book has a green cloth hardcover. Some loss of finish along the open side of the front and back covers. The front and back covers are still securely attached to the rest of the book at the spine. The title a stars label the printer name, and "Illustrated" is in gold on the spine. All the pages appear to still be there. Some very minor rub to the covers at the edges, front bottom corner pressed in. A number of tables and illustrations on the pages throughout the book.
Some light browning of the pages. No foxing or brown spotting. Some minor soiling in places. The book's pages are all intact, no major tears, missing pages or repairs. Spine shows wear at the edges. Some finish loss along the front and back covers on the outside on open side.
No writing in the book that we can ascertain. No musty, Tobacco, or mildewy smell. One of the front blank pages has pulled off the spine, still with the book. A dusty smell to the book being 130 plus years old.
The book is 9.5" tall, by 6-5/8" across, by 1-15/16" wide. The book is 678 pages in length. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable class="MsoNormal">Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures,ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
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