“ONE OF THE VALUABLE EARLY HISTORIES” OF THE CIVIL WAR, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED SET
PARIS, Comte de. History of the Civil War in America. Translated by Louis Tasistro. Edited by Henry Coppee. Philadelphia: Jos. H. Coates, 1876-(88). Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
First edition in English of Comte de Paris’ Civil War history, illustrated with 18 folding color maps, splendidly bound by Matthews.
A volunteer aide-de-camp to McClellan, the Comte de Paris combines first-hand experience with his knowledge of European culture and military tradition to create his account. “One of the valuable early histories of the war, this study is still admirable for its great insight” (Eicher 750). First published in French. Frontispiece portrait of the author in Volume IV. Dornbusch III:230. Broadfoot, 345. Armorial bookplates. Evidence of other bookplate removal.
A fine set, sumptuously bound.