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“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHS POSSIBLE”

(CIVIL WAR) UNITED STATES ARMY. Flags of the Army of the United States, 1861-1865. Philadelphia, 1887.

First edition, publisher's special large folio edition containing two additional chromolithographed plates of Regimental Colors and the Engineer Battalion, along with the lithographed title and 87 chromolithographed plates designating flags carried by the U.S. Army during the Civil War and double-page title for Tabular Statements Showing the Names of Commanders of Army Corps, Divisions and Brigades. $8800.

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"IT DEPENDS ON THE STATE ITSELF… WHETHER IT WILL CONTINUE A MEMBER OF THE UNION"

(CIVIL WAR) RAWLE, William. View of the Constitution of the United States of America. Philadelphia, 1825.

First edition of Rawle's groundbreaking study of the Constitution— the "first authoritative interpretation" of the right of state secession—a powerful influence on "subsequent leaders and supporters of the Confederacy, although in fact Rawle opposed secession, a handsome copy. $8000.

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WONDERFUL ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY DOCUMENTS, 1865, RELATED TO THE 137TH UNITED STATES COLORED INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPRISING A MUSTER ROLL, A QUARTERLY RETURN OF ORDNANCE, AND A CLOTHING REGISTER

(CIVIL WAR) ARCHER, Martin R. Archive related to the 137th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, including muster roll. Macon, Georgia, 1865.

Exceptional archive of Civil War documents related to the organization of Company "D" of the 137th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, one of the last units to be mustered into the U.S. Army under the Bureau of Colored Troops, comprising a muster roll listing 94 men as well as Captain Charles Hankins, 1st Lieutenant Max Marbach, and 2nd Lieutenant George H. Smith; a quarterly return of ordnance and ordnance stores completed by the regiment commander, Colonel Martin R. Archer; and a register of clothing allotted to the troops such as caps, bootees, and blankets, under the oversight of Captain Hankins. $2600.

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“ONE OF THE BEST ACCOUNTS TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE OF THE BRAVE BLACK REGIMENTS”

(CIVIL WAR) WILSON, Joseph Thomas. Black Phalanx. Hartford, 1888.

First edition, of one of the earliest and most compelling histories of African American soldiers, "must reading for students of the Civil War era" (John Hope Franklin), featuring 57 full-page engraved illustrations, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $1350.

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FIRST EDITION OF MCCLELLAN’S OWN STORY IN PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO-GILT

MCCLELLAN, George B. McClellan's Own Story. New York, 1887.

First edition of the Civil War memoirs of Lincoln’s controversial commander of the Army of the Potomac, with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait, nine illustrations, three full-page maps and a two-page facsimile letter, handsomely bound. $1250.

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